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English adjective: tragicomic

1. tragicomic of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy

SamplesA playwright specializing in tragicomic drama.

Domain categorydrama

2. tragicomic manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

SamplesThe tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments.




3. tragicomic having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics

SamplesHer life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure.


Similarhumorous, humourous

Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

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