tragedy

noun
1 event/situation that causes great sadness
ADJECTIVE
absolute, appalling (esp. BrE), awful, big, enormous, great, horrible, horrific, major, real, terrible, unspeakable
family, human, personal, private
national
recent
VERB + TRAGEDY
end in

A family's outing ended in tragedy when their boat capsized.

be dogged by (esp. BrE), experience, face, suffer
cause

We don't know what caused the tragedy.

avert, avoid, prevent
overcome
survive
see, witness
exploit
TRAGEDY + VERB
befall sb, happen, occur, strike (sb)

Tragedy struck when their eight-year-old daughter was knocked down by a car.

unfold

She had seen the tragedy unfold.

affect sb/sth, touch sb
PREPOSITION
tragedy for sb

The closure of the factory is a tragedy for the whole community.

2 serious play with a sad ending
ADJECTIVE
classical, Greek, Jacobean, Shakespearean
revenge
VERB + TRAGEDY
write

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