Definition of TRAGEDY

a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction <the earthquake was only the latest in a series of tragedies for the city>
Synonyms apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy
Near Antonyms godsend, manna, windfall
bad luck or an example of this <it's the tragedy of many great artists not to be recognized for their genius until after they're dead>

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