- 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 heroicsdelivery, salvage, recovery, relief, bluster, ransom, saving, redemption, feat, reclamation, heroism, liberation, exploit, emancipation, deliverance, release, performance, salvation, disentanglement, heroics
Examples from the Web for heroics
Contemporary Examples of heroics
The tale was quickly slammed as Zionist propaganda by Hamas, and not all Israeli officials were convinced of his heroics, either.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
For his heroics, one of the soldiers, Billy Lynn, has achieved a national celebrity on the magnitude of Jessica Lynch.American Dreams: The Essential Book of 2012
December 28, 2012
Are they not capable of intelligence, science, heroics, humanity, empathy, or love?This Week’s Hot Reads: July 9, 2012
July 9, 2012
Historical Examples of heroics
"You are a great believer in heroics, Don Pickwixote," said the young lady.The Burning Spear
His decision was taken without any definite argument, without any heroics.The Twins of Suffering Creek
I have not borrowed much from Ibn Khallikan's heroics, but this is good.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
The secret of his power can be found in his letters, which are quite free from heroics.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
There were no heroics when he left them; he simply fastened on his pack and went.The Man from the Bitter Roots
- 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.