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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. 2showing 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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