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

SYNONYMS FOR heroic

ANTONYMS FOR heroic

1, 2 cowardly.

OTHER WORDS FROM heroic

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British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-heroic

heroic

heroical

/ (hɪˈrəʊɪk) /

adjective

See also heroics

Derived forms of heroic

heroically, adverbheroicalness or heroicness, noun
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Medicine definitions for pseudo-heroic

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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