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Definition of heroica

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1. heroic [ a ] very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
Examples: "an epic voyage" "of heroic proportions" "heroic sculpture"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Nikolai_Cherkasov , the Russian actor who has played such heroic roles as Alexander_Nevsky and Ivan_the_Terrible , performs the lanky Don_Quixote , and does so with a simple dignity that bridges the inner nobility and the surface absurdity of this poignant man .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

They ate the cafeteria food with its orange sauces and Scotty gazed without interest at his food , the teachers , the heroic baronial windows , and the bright ranks of college banners .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

He was awful angry because he 'd thought Ma was going_to do something big , something heroic even , especially for her .

Synonyms heroic epic larger-than-life Related Terms large

2. heroic [ a ] having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
Examples: "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy" "heroic explorers"

Synonyms heroic heroical Related Terms bold

3. heroic [ a ] relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
Examples: "heroic legends" "the heroic age"

Used in print:

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

All such imitations of negative quality have given_rise to a compensatory response in the form of a heroic and highly individualistic humanism : if man can neither know nor love reality as it is , he can at_least invent an artistic `` reality '' which is its own world and which can speak_to man of purely personal and subjective qualities capable of being known and worthy of being loved .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

He saw Sweden as a country of smug and narrow provincialism , indifferent to the heroic spirit of its former glory .

Synonyms heroic Related Terms hero

4. heroic [ a ] impressive in size or scope
Examples: "heroic undertakings"

Used in print:

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Almost nothing is said of Charles ' spectacular victories , the central theme being the heroic loyalty of the Swedish people to their idolized king in misfortune and defeat .

Synonyms heroic grand Related Terms impressive

5. heroic [ n ] a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter

Synonyms heroic heroic_meter heroic_verse Related Terms epic_poem

6. heroic [ a ] showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
Examples: "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber" "they took heroic measures to save his life"

Synonyms desperate heroic Related Terms brave

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