tragicomical


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manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

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having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics

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66) The evolution of Miranda, doctrinally and in the real world, illustrates my thesis: it has become a tragicomical farce.
This conflict made for a tragicomical aspect of the crisis, resulting in the Navy and Marine pilots re-flying several of the Air Force's missions as well as embarrassing sessions at the light table when film was reviewed.
Jonathan Adler provides a succinct summary of this tragicomical tale:
1980), The Tragicomical History of Thermodynamics: 1822-1854.
The detainees going for a drink after the play with the authorities and the Digos agents as bodyguards give the story a tragicomical element.
Sometimes darkly humorous and absurdly tragicomical, Kontroll and War and War are more than philosophical meditations on the psychological malaise brought upon by profound existential crisis.
In April of 2004, eight months before the election, Harold Bloom's satirical piece entitled Macbush: The Tragicomical History of Dubya the Great, King of America and Subsequently Emperor of Oceania appeared in Vanity Fair.
If even the Shoah could not shatter a mindset capable of perpetrating tragicomical farce as history, what on earth can?