Definition of heroic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrəʊɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊɪk//
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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. See related entries: Brave
  2. 2showing great determination to succeed or to achieve something, especially something difficult We watched our team's heroic struggle to win back the cup.
  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.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French heroique or Latin heroicus, from Greek hērōikos ‘relating to heroes’, from hērōs ‘hero’.Extra examples a truly heroic battle She is a heroic figure we can all look up to. We watched our team’s heroic struggle to win back the cup.
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