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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We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of Gods existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.
Two of our armored vehicles suffered heavy damage after the detonation of hand-made explosives on the road. As a result of the blast, there were martyrs and wounded among our heroic armed comrades.
I want to invite the gentlelady to come to eastern Kentucky where thousands of coal miners no longer have paychecks, i invite her to go underground with me and meet the men and women who do heroic work to power the American economy.
There is nothing heroic about raping persons, about sexual abuse in camps, there is nothing heroic about executing 7,000 prisoners which have been detained in impossible circumstances. There is nothing heroic to kill with snipers children who are playing.
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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