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tragedy

tragedy as in an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  • "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
  • "the earthquake was a disaster"

Synonyms

  • calamityan event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  • catastrophean event resulting in great loss and misfortune; a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
  • disastera state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; an act that has disastrous consequences
  • cataclysma sudden violent change in the earth's surface ; an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
tragedy as in drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
  • "excites terror or pity"