tragical

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Adjective[edit]

tragical (comparative more tragical, superlative most tragical)

  1. (archaic) tragic
    • We shall not describe this tragical scene too fully; but we thought ourselves obliged, by that historic integrity which we profess, shortly to hint a matter which we would otherwise have been glad to have spared.
    • 1918, Woodrow Wilson, Address to the Joint Session of Congress on the Fourteen Points
      No statesman who has the least conception of responsibility ought for a moment to permit himself to continue this tragical and appalling outpouring of blood and treasure []