Definition of tragically in English:

tragically

adverb

  • 1In a way that involves or causes extreme distress or sorrow.

    ‘Jim was tragically killed in a plane crash’
    ‘the film ends tragically’
    as sentence adverb ‘the advice proved, tragically, to be correct’
    • ‘He died at age 38 from a brain tumor, cutting his life tragically short.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, at a tragically young age, she had been diagnosed as having cancer.’
    • ‘A safety drill on a cruise ship went tragically wrong today, killing five crew members.’
    • ‘He was a man destined to perish at a tragically premature age.’
    • ‘Tragically, the second version was also lost in a fire.’
    • ‘His career ended tragically when he was found mysteriously drowned.’
    • ‘He is tragically killed in a car accident.’
    • ‘Tragically, polio forced her to stop dancing at the height of her career.’
    • ‘His career was cut tragically short when he died following operations for cancer of the eye.’
    • ‘He died, tragically, in the early 1970s.’
  • 2informal as submodifier Very badly.

    ‘a tragically flawed personality’
    ‘tragically misguided policies’
    • ‘At under two and a half minutes, it's tragically short.’
    • ‘His intentions are good, if tragically misguided.’
    • ‘He was the winner of one of the tragically underrated prizes for modern fiction writing.’
    • ‘We have attracted a small audience of tragically dressed tourists.’
    • ‘They must have a tragically low opinion of the average viewer's intelligence to foist something this poorly written upon us.’

Pronunciation

tragically

/ˈtradʒɪkli/