tragicomical


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for tragicomical

manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

Synonyms

Related Words

having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
In effect, Miranda has metamorphosed into 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.
Portrait tragi-comique (Tragicomical Portrait), 2011, a bust of the artist in resin, offers three different expressions depending on whether you look at it from the front or from the left or right side.
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.
Chapman establishes in both of his plots (the first farcical, the second tragicomical) that a woman's sorrow cannot be read, suggesting however that this is not evidence of women's perfidious impermeability but rather a symbiotic reading of the links between performance and evidence.
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?
Lodgers is a smoothly flowing story, moving from one tragicomical situation to another, including surprising twists that the social, cultural, and linguistic particularities of various Sarajevo districts necessitate.