What is the proper adjective that describes a situation that is so depressing that it can make you laugh as well?

closed as off-topic by sumelic, David M, ab2, Phil Sweet, user140086 Jul 17 '16 at 6:05

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  • Vote to close because of two possible duplicates which the OP should check out and then modify his Q from what he learns from them. We now have 3 Qs with overlapping answers, none of which really click. – ab2 Jul 17 '16 at 2:12

The word I would use would be "tragicomic" or "tragicomical." Both are adjectives that describe the combined elements of tragedy and comedy.


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