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Definition of heroic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1showing extreme courage and admired by many people synonym courageous a heroic figure Rescuers made heroic efforts to save the crew.
  2. 2 showing great determination to succeed or to achieve something, especially something difficult We watched our team's heroic struggle to win back the trophy.
  3. 3that is about or involves a hero a heroic story/poem heroic deeds/myths
  4. 4very large or great This was foolishness on a heroic scale.
adverb She worked heroically to help others escape.
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