Associations to the word «Tragedy»


TRAGEDY, noun. A drama or similar work, in which the main character is brought to ruin or otherwise suffers the extreme consequences of some tragic flaw or weakness of character.
TRAGEDY, noun. The genre of such works, and the art of producing them.
TRAGEDY, noun. A disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS, noun. (economics) (politics) (social criticism) A situation or type of situation in which a shared resource that has no owner (such as the atmosphere or an ocean) is used in an unmanaged way by a number of participants, resulting in the unintended ruin or total consumption of that resource; the theory that situations of this type are a serious social problem.

Dictionary definition

TRAGEDY, noun. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster".
TRAGEDY, noun. Drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity.

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