It is obviously sincere and faithful, and proceeds from a genuine sympathy with the unheroic lives which it portrays.
There are two ways of encountering an anti-climax, an heroic, an unheroic.
However, I am no advocate for suicide under any circumstances; there is something undignified in it, unheroic, un-Germanic.
The Commandant winced, and shot a glance at the aged, unheroic figure.
In those old-time Indian days of continuous foray and skirmish such brief returns, concise and unheroic, were commonplace enough.
One hero the less in this world of unheroic, uninspired persons!
The fight was most unpicturesque, most unheroic; but it was tolerably grim for all that.
The unheroic but truthful pleasure-seeker then gave an unromantic snore.
What nonsense this is, and what an unheroic character it makes Philip!
He loved Rose because she loved him,—which is confessed to be unheroic behaviour.
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.
heroic he·ro·ic (hĭ-rō'ĭk)
Relating to a risky medical procedure that may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.