Learner's definition of TRAGIC
[more tragic; most tragic]
1 : causing strong feelings of sadness usually because someone has died in a way that seems very shocking, unfair, etc.
— sometimes used in an exaggerated way to describe something that is very bad, unfortunate, 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.]
2 : involving very sad or serious topics : of or relating to tragedy