- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
Origin of heroic
Synonyms for heroic
Antonyms for heroic
Related Words for heroicallyvaliantly, boldly, gamely, heroically, gallantly, fearlessly, courageously, audaciously, chivalrously, unflinchingly
Examples from the Web for heroically
Contemporary Examples of heroically
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003
January 7, 2015
We all felt the betrayal not so much of the institution as of the man who had noisily and heroically put it on the map.Ben Bradlee Was the Last of the Newspaper Giants
October 22, 2014
Paul Volcker, who ran the Fed heroically from 1979 to 1987, was a highly effective central banker.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One
September 13, 2013
Three senators are heroically attempting to reduce federal government price supports for America's sugar industry.Why Are American Taxpayers Subsidizing Sugar?
May 20, 2013
The Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan heroically ventures into the fever swamp.Crazytown, USA
December 27, 2012
Historical Examples of heroically
But the two of them—the young woman and the old man—bent to it heroically.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Distance and danger were no obstacles to the crews who heroically manned them.The Shellback's Progress
"We'll all do our best, mum," replied Mrs. Fixfax, heroically.Prudy Keeping House
She laughed, but Philippe, taking it seriously, drank it off most heroically.The Queen's Necklace
Alexandre Dumas pre
The army and navy have nobly and heroically performed their part.America First
- 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
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.