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he·ro·ic

 (hĭ-rō′ĭk)
adj. also he·ro·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
2. Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous: heroic deeds.
3.
a. Impressive in size or scope; grand: heroic undertakings.
b. Of a size or scale that is larger than life: heroic sculpture.
n.
1. A line of heroic verse.
2. heroics Heroic behavior or action.
3. heroics Melodramatic behavior or language: "Activism has nothing to do with publicity or heroics or being visible" (Patricia Bosworth).

he·ro′i·cal·ly adv.
he·ro′i·cal·ness n.

heroics

(hɪˈrəʊɪks)
pl n
1. (Poetry) prosody short for heroic verse
2. extravagant or melodramatic language, behaviour, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroics - ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct; "heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

heroics

[hɪˈrəʊɪks] NSING (slightly pej) (= deeds) → acciones fpl heroicas, actos mpl de heroicidad; (= behaviour) → comportamiento m atrevido; (= language) → lenguaje m altisonante
we don't want any heroicsno queremos actos heroicos or ninguna heroicidad

heroics

[hɪˈrəʊɪks] npl (pej) (words) → parolone fpl; (actions) → eroismi mpl inutili
References in classic literature ?
In harmony with this delight in personal advantages there is in their plays a certain heroic cast of character and dialogue, --as in Bonduca, Sophocles, the Mad Lover, the Double Marriage,--wherein the speaker is so earnest and cordial and on such deep grounds of character, that the dialogue, on the slightest additional incident in the plot, rises naturally into poetry.
Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age.
Of the various kinds of words, the compound are best adapted to Dithyrambs, rare words to heroic poetry, metaphors to iambic.
A fourth species of kingly government is that which was in use in the heroic times, when a free people submitted to a kingly government, according to the laws and customs of their country.
He was obviously convinced, especially now after drinking, that he was performing a heroic action, and he bragged of it in the most unpleasant way.
She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls, but to the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush.
A MAN who had traveled in foreign lands boasted very much, on returning to his own country, of the many wonderful and heroic feats he had performed in the different places he had visited.
The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and generosity we have.
This is called the classical school, and the rime which the classical poets used is called the heroic couplet.
Her object attained in astute secrecy, the heroic old woman had made a clean breast of it to Mrs Verloc.
But Edward foreseeing his design, approached him with heroic fortitude as soon as he entered the Room, and addressed him in the following Manner.
In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.