Synonyms for heroic
- bigger than life
- stand tall
Antonyms for heroic
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEROIC
It does not often fall to the lot of a boy to perform a deed so heroic.
As might be anticipated, the poem is in the heroic measure of Pope.
Those whom we have hitherto noticed were the men of an heroic age.
Moral love will go the full length of heroic self-sacrifice.
For this heroic action he has since received the Victoria Cross.
She had wept because she was heroic and unscrupulous and full of love for both her children.
The constables were fat, phlegmatic, and anything but heroic.
But my heroic patience was of no avail; I could not persuade my mother to accompany me.
Thrice had she come, once comic and once tragic and once heroic.
They shuddered as they heard her, and then, on their side, strove to be heroic.
1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus "noble, magnanimous," from Latin heroicus "of a hero, heroic, mythical," from Greek heroikos "pertaining to heroes," from heros (see hero (n.1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.). The Heroic Age in Greece was the time before the return of the armies from the fall of Troy. Related: Heroically. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from Italian.