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...

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  • tragical — index deplorable, dire, disastrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Tragical — Tragic Trag ic, Tragical Trag ic*al, a. [L. tragicus, Gr.?: cf. F. tragique.] 1. Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation. [1913 Webster] 2. Fatal to life; mournful;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tragical — trag·i·cal (trăjʹĭ kəl) adj. Tragic: “You take too tragical a view of matters” (John Fowles). “He assumes a sudden look of tragical sobriety” (Scott Turow).   tragʹi·cal·ly adv. tragʹi·cal·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • tragical — tragic ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely distressing or sad. 2) suffering extreme distress or sadness. 3) relating to tragedy in a literary work. DERIVATIVES tragical adjective tragically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • tragical — adjective see tragic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tragical — adj. disastrous, calamitous, unfortunate, very sad; of or pertaining to a tragedy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tragical — a. See tragic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tragical — trag·i·cal …   English syllables

  • tragical — adjective very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction a tragic face a tragic plight a tragic accident • Syn: ↑tragic • Similar to: ↑sad • Derivationall …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus — Infobox Play name = The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus image size = 150px caption = Title page to a 1620 printing of Doctor Faustus showing Faustus studying and Mephostophilis rising through a stage trap door. writer = Christopher Marlowe… …   Wikipedia

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