Synonyms for heroic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : hi-roh-ik
Phonetic Transcription : hɪˈroʊ ɪk

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Définition of heroic

Origin :
  • 1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus "noble, magnanimous," from Latin heroicus "of a hero, heroic, mythical," from Greek heroikos "pertaining to heroes," from heros (see hero (n.1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.). The Heroic Age in Greece was the time before the return of the armies from the fall of Troy. Related: Heroically. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from Italian.
  • adj brave, champion
Example sentences :
  • It does not often fall to the lot of a boy to perform a deed so heroic.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • As might be anticipated, the poem is in the heroic measure of Pope.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • Those whom we have hitherto noticed were the men of an heroic age.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Autographs » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moral love will go the full length of heroic self-sacrifice.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • For this heroic action he has since received the Victoria Cross.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • She had wept because she was heroic and unscrupulous and full of love for both her children.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • The constables were fat, phlegmatic, and anything but heroic.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • But my heroic patience was of no avail; I could not persuade my mother to accompany me.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Thrice had she come, once comic and once tragic and once heroic.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • They shuddered as they heard her, and then, on their side, strove to be heroic.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for heroic

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