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tragedy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tragedy

  1. 1 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), disasterRelated Words bloodbath, collapse, crash, meltdown; Armageddon, doomsday, end-time; convulsion, paroxysm, upheaval; accident, casualty, fatality; misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap; blast, blow, double whammy, one-two (or one-two punch)Near Antonyms godsend, manna, windfall

  2. 2 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> Synonyms adversity, ill, knock, misadventure, mischance, mishap, misfortuneRelated Words calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster; affliction, hardship, trial, tribulation, woe; distress, misery, suffering, unhappiness; defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccess; curse, evil, sorrow, trouble; accident, casualty; blow, body blow, disappointment, letdown, setback; circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, lot, portionNear Antonyms break, chance, fluke, godsend, hit, opportunity, strike, stroke, windfall; accomplishment, achievement, successAntonyms fortune, luck, serendipity


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