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heroic

[ hi-roh-ik ]
/ hɪˈroʊ ɪk /
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adjective
noun
Usually heroics . heroic verse.
heroics,
  1. flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
  2. heroic action or behavior.
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Origin of heroic

1540–50; <Latin hērōicus<Greek hērōïkós of, pertaining to a hero; compare late Middle English heroical,heroicus;see hero, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for heroic

heroic

heroical

/ (hɪˈrəʊɪk) /

adjective
See also heroics

Derived forms of heroic

heroically, adverbheroicalness or heroicness, noun
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Medical definitions for heroic

heroic
[ hĭ-rōĭk ]

adj.
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.
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