- 1showing extreme courage and admired by many people synonym courageous a heroic figure Rescuers made heroic efforts to save the crew.
- 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.
- 3that is about or involves a hero a heroic story/poem heroic deeds/myths
- 4very large or great This was foolishness on a heroic scale.
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NAmE//həˈroʊɪkli//adverb She worked heroically to help others escape.