Learner's definition of TRAGIC
[more tragic; most tragic]
causing strong feelings of sadness usually because someone has died in a way that seems very shocking, unfair, etc.
Their deaths were tragic and untimely.
They both died in a tragic car accident.
Romeo and Juliet's tragic love affair
Pride was his tragic flaw. [=a bad quality that causes someone to fail, die, etc.]
— sometimes used in an exaggerated way to describe something that is very bad, unfortunate, etc.
involving very sad or serious topics
of or relating to tragedy