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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tragi-comic \Trag'i-com"ic\, Tragi-comical \Trag'i-com"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. tragi-comique.] Of or pertaining to tragi-comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes. -- {Trag'-com"ic*al*ly}, adverb

Julian felt toward him that tragi-comic sensation which makes us pity the object which excites it not the less that we are somewhat inclined to laugh amid our sympathy. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tragicomic

adjective

1: of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy; "a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama"

2: manifesting both tragic and comic aspects; "the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman [syn: {tragicomic}, {tragicomical}]

3: having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics; "her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"-- Joseph Conrad [syn: {tragicomic}, {tragicomical}]


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