heroic verse, heroic meter, heroic(adj)
a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
epic, heroic, larger-than-life(adj)
very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
"an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
"heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
"the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers"
expansive, grand, heroic(adj)
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"
gilded, marvelous, heroical, rattling(a), deluxe, elevated, wondrous, imposing, desperate, rarified, noble-minded, lordly, talkative, wonderful, grand, marvellous, tremendous, distinguished, luxurious, idealistic, fantastic, exalted, opulent, princely, rarefied, sumptuous, epic, high-minded, august, terrific, high-flown, lofty, magisterial, howling(a), expansive, larger-than-life, sublime
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"
RAUBENHEIMER NO v TRUSTEES, JOHANNES BREDENKAMP TRUST, AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 124 (C)The original cottage was said to appear on a well-known painting, dating back to 1863, of the American pirate ship, the Alabama, leaving Table Bay. It was also believed to feature in the story of the heroic Wolraad Woltemade who, in 1773, lost his life and that of his horse after valiantly saving 14 shipwrecked persons. This was said to have taken place within sight and full view of the house. The second respondent called this historical link into question, averring that the house was probably not yet built in 1773 while Woltemade's heroics were believed to have taken place in the vicinity of the Salt River mouth, some 10 km away.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The adventurous man goes in quest of danger; the bold man stands out and faces danger or censure; the brave man combines confidence with resolution in presence of danger; the chivalrous man puts himself in peril for others' protection. The daring step out to defy danger; the dauntless will not flinch before anything that may come to them; the doughty will give and take limitless hard knocks. The adventurous find something romantic in dangerous enterprises; the venturesome may be simply heedless, reckless, or ignorant. All great explorers have been adventurous; children, fools, and criminals are venturesome. The fearless and intrepid possess unshaken nerves in any place of danger. Courageous is more than brave, adding a moral element: the courageous man steadily encounters perils to which he may be keenly sensitive, at the call of duty; the gallant are brave in a dashing, showy, and splendid way; the valiant not only dare great dangers, but achieve great results; the heroic are nobly daring and dauntless, truly chivalrous, sublimely courageous. Compare FORTITUDE.
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How to use heroic in a sentence?
The heroic crew of that train were able to stop the train at the time of the incident.
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
Riley Howell did such a heroic thing, riley Howell was everybody's protector. You felt safe when you were with Riley Howell.
In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
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- heroicCatalan, Valencian
- heltemodig, heroiskDanish
- heroisch, heldenhaftGerman
- sankarillinen, urhoollinenFinnish
- heroatra, heroalaIdo
- heróica, heróicoPortuguese
- героический, геройскийRussian
- heroedik, heroedanik, jiheroedanik, hiheroedanikVolapük
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