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Definition 1: a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for heroic in the sense of this definition

(heroic is a kind of ...) a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds

Definition 2: relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where heroic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heroic legends
  • the heroic age

Definition 3: having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heroic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
  • heroic explorers

Synonyms for heroic in the sense of this definition

(heroic is similar to ...) fearless and daring

"bold settlers on some foreign shore" "a bold speech" "a bold adventure"

Definition 4: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heroic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber
  • the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war
  • they took heroic measures to save his life

Synonyms for heroic in the sense of this definition

(heroic is similar to ...) possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring" "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain" "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

Definition 5: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heroic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an expansive lifestyle
  • in the grand manner
  • collecting on a grand scale
  • heroic undertakings

Synonyms for heroic in the sense of this definition

(heroic is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

Definition 6: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where heroic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an epic voyage
  • of heroic proportions
  • heroic sculpture

Synonyms for heroic in the sense of this definition

(heroic is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

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