heroic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
    • Having, displaying, or characteristic of this qualities proper to a hero; courageous: brave deeds.
    • Impressive in size or range; grand: heroic undertakings.
    • Of a size or scale this is certainly bigger than life: brave sculpture.
    • Of or concerning a hero or heroine; supremely noble
    • Courageous; showing heroism.
    • Of or related to, or like, a hero; of nature of heroes; distinguished because of the existence of heroes
    • worth a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious
    • bigger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said regarding the representation of a person figure.
    • showing extreme courage; specially of actions fearlessly undertaken in frustration as a final resort
    • having or displaying attributes suitable for heroes
    • of behavior which impressive and bold in scale or scope
    • concerning or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
    • extremely imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in dimensions or scale)
  • noun:
    • A line of brave verse.
    • Heroic behavior or activity.
    • Melodramatic behavior or language: "We trust the home . . . will come with responses without all the political heroics” ( Atlanta Constitution).
    • A hero.
    • A heroic verse: most often utilized in the plural, occasionally sarcastically into the feeling of bombast, or extravagant expressions of admiration or praise: because, to go into heroics over a picture.
    • a verse kind worthy of the treatment of heroic or increased themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
  • others:
    • Having or showing the smoothness or attributes of a hero; daring; intrepid; determined: as, a heroic warrior or explorer.
    • Of or related to heroes; appropriate into the character of a hero; strong, bold, noble, or commanding in proportions, form, or quality: as, a heroic statue or memorial; a heroic poem or symphony; a heroic enterprise; specifically, in art, bigger than life: stated of a statue, or a figure in a picture. See heroic dimensions, below.
    • Having recourse to extreme measures; boldly experimental; daring; rash: because, heroic treatment.
    • Synonyms Gallant, Valiant, etc. (see courageous), bold, fearless, dauntless.

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