heroic

[ hi-roh-ik ]
/ hɪˈroʊ ɪk /

adjective

noun

Usually heroics. heroic verse.
heroics,
  1. flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
  2. heroic action or behavior.

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 heroics (1 of 2)

heroics

/ (hɪˈrəʊɪks) /

pl n

prosody short for heroic verse
extravagant or melodramatic language, behaviour, etc

British Dictionary definitions for heroics (2 of 2)

heroic

heroical

/ (hɪˈrəʊɪk) /

adjective

See also heroics
Derived Formsheroically, adverbheroicalness or heroicness, noun
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Medicine definitions for heroics

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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