- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
- herod the great,
- heroic age,
- heroic couplet,
- heroic drama,
- heroic poem,
- heroic quatrain
Origin of heroic
Examples from the Web for heroics
The tale was quickly slammed as Zionist propaganda by Hamas, and not all Israeli officials were convinced of his heroics, either.
For his heroics, one of the soldiers, Billy Lynn, has achieved a national celebrity on the magnitude of Jessica Lynch.
Are they not capable of intelligence, science, heroics, humanity, empathy, or love?
If you think you can impress me with heroics and declamation, please correct yourself at once.A Man's Woman|Frank Norris
He spoke lightly, for heroics embarrassed him, as they did Carlos.Rita|Laura E. Richards
It wouldn't have surprised me in any of the others; those Lebruns are all given to heroics.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He's just a girl's man, just the very thing, all sentiment, and poetry and heroics.Camilla|Fanny Burney
Von Klausen had keyed himself for heroics; Muriel had been on the verge of fainting; but Stainton's tone reassured them both.Running Sands|Reginald Wright Kauffman
- 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
1590s, "heroic verse" (see heroic). Meaning "deeds worthy of a hero" attested by 1831.
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.