tragic hero


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. tragedienne,
  2. tragedize,
  3. tragedy,
  4. tragic,
  5. tragic flaw,
  6. tragic irony,
  7. tragicomedy,
  8. tragicomic,
  9. tragion,
  10. tragopan

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