tragic hero

[ traj-ik heer-oh ]

  1. a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat: Oedipus, the classic tragic hero.

Origin of tragic hero

First recorded in 1710–20

Words Nearby tragic hero Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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