- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
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There’s Robert Horry, the dead-eye three-point gunner whose penchant for late-game heroics is legend.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
One day, he took a heroic dose of magic mushrooms and climbed to the top of a tall tree, where he was trapped by a lightning storm.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
The Oscar-nominated movie Hotel Rwanda was inspired by Rusesabagina’s heroics.Butterfly Effect: Pandemic Shrouds Terrorist Activities|Charu Kasturi|September 3, 2020|Ozy
I’m not trying to make it sound heroic, our neighborhood is just a small part of the Bonny Doon community.
Similarly heroic stories abound across all the businesses, teams and leaders included in this year’s shortlist.Shopify, Chewy and Ally are Resilience Awards finalists|Digiday Awards|September 1, 2020|Digiday
Sometimes they do heroic things, sometimes they wish they could.
Claret for boys, port for men, and brandy for heroes, according to Dr. Johnson, and Hitch went for the heroic.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hamas called the attack “heroic” and, disgustingly, tweeted out photos of the bodies.
It is this kind of abstraction that leads to more mythology, more heroic narratives, more undertones of patriotic martyrdom.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some heroic volunteers, like Spencer, have joined the fight—but not enough.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again, she was present at the battle of Silan, where her heroic example of courage infused new life into her brother rebels.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
It is not likely that the inhabitants of Ivrea, who thus commemorate her heroic deed, will ever forget their Mugnaia.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
All men are not heroes, and in many countries men may become average hunters without being particularly heroic.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
We shook each other by the hand, and congratulated one another mutually, as if we had done some great and heroic deed.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
He was in love, and, being very young, wanted to do something insanely heroic.Uncanny Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for heroic
- held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-controlheroic virtue
- performed or undergone by such a personthe heroic witness of martyrdom