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heroic

he·ro·ic

heroic

 
pronunciation:
h ro ihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a hero or heroes.
The children listened intently to the heroic tales of the tribe elders.The book tells of heroic deeds.
synonyms:
herculean, homeric
similar words:
godlike, legendary, mythical, mythological
definition 2: appropriate to or fitting the character of a hero.
Volunteers put in a heroic effort to rescue survivors.
synonyms:
lionhearted, stout-hearted, valiant, valorous
antonyms:
pusillanimous
similar words:
bold, brave, chivalrous, courageous, daring, dashing, doughty, gallant, greathearted, herculean, intrepid, mettlesome, noble, plucky, reckless, romantic, selfless
definition 3: designating literature that concerns a hero or heroes.
Her main academic interest is in Old English heroic poems.
synonyms:
epic, Homeric
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (pl.) extravagant or heroic behavior.
synonyms:
bombast, bravado
similar words:
bluster, excess, grandiloquence, pomposity, pretension
derivation: heroically (adv.)
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