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heroics

noun

1 heroics

Ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct.

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more




Moby thesaurus: bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, brashness, brass, bravado, brazen boldness, cheek, chutzpah, conceit, fanfaronade, gall, gasconade, gasconism ... show more.

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heroic

noun

1 heroic

A verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter.

synonyms: heroic meter, heroic verse.

adjective

1 heroic

Very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale):
— Of heroic proportions.
— Heroic sculpture.

synonyms: epic, larger-than-life.

Roget 942: disinterested; unselfish; self-denying, self-sacrificing, self-devoted; generous.    handsome, liberal, noble, broad-minded; noble-minded, high-minded; princely, great, ... show more

Roget 861: courageous, brave; valiant, valorous; gallant, intrepid; spirited, spiritful; high-spirited, high-mettled; mettlesome, plucky; manly, manful; ... show more

2 heroic

Relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity.

3 heroic

Having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes:
— The heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy.
— Heroic explorers.

synonym: heroical.

4 heroic

Of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope:
— Heroic undertakings.

synonyms: expansive, grand.

Roget 873: distinguished, distingue [Fr.], noted; of note etc. n.; honored etc. v.; popular; fashionable etc. 852.    ... show more

5 heroic

Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort:
— They took heroic measures to save his life.

synonym: desperate.


Moby thesaurus: Alcaic, Anacreontic, Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Castalian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian, Pindaric, Theocritean, abysmal, acknowledged, admitted, alto, altruistic, astronomic, audacious ... show more.

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