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Meaning & Definition of Heroic in English





1. A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes

  • Dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
  • heroic verse,
  • heroic meter,
  • heroic


1. Very imposing or impressive

  • Surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
  • "An epic voyage"
  • "Of heroic proportions"
  • "Heroic sculpture"
  • epic,
  • heroic,
  • larger-than-life

2. Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity

  • "Heroic legends"
  • "The heroic age"
  • heroic

3. Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

  • "The heroic attack on the beaches of normandy"
  • "Heroic explorers"
  • heroic,
  • heroical

4. Of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

  • "An expansive lifestyle"
  • "In the grand manner"
  • "Collecting on a grand scale"
  • "Heroic undertakings"
  • expansive,
  • grand,
  • heroic

5. Showing extreme courage

  • Especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  • "Made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"
  • "The desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the pacific war"- g.c.marshall
  • "They took heroic measures to save his life"
  • desperate,
  • heroic

Examples of using

Am I supposed to, single-handedly, strengthened only by the mythical magic of my forebears, in heroic fashion smash his armies and save the beautiful princess from his clutches to finally deliver him to...
The heroic deed is an act of the man frightened to death.
He is heroic.