heroics

heroics
heroics 1590s, "heroic verse" (see HEROIC (Cf. heroic)). Meaning "deeds worthy of a hero" attested by 1831.

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  • heroics — he|ro|ics [hıˈrəuıks US ˈrou ] n [plural] brave actions or words, often ones that are meant to seem impressive to other people ▪ America s present need is not heroics, but calm diplomacy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heroics — noun (plural) language or behaviour that is too brave for a particular situation: America s present need is not heroics, but calm diplomacy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heroics — noun ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct (Freq. 1) heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑acting, ↑playing, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroics — noun The actions of a hero. See Also: hero, heroine, heroic, heroism …   Wiktionary

  • HEROICS — How Effective Are Revascularization Options in Cardiogenic Shock? [trial] …   Medical dictionary

  • heroics — Synonyms and related words: bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, brashness, brass, bravado, brazen boldness, cheek, chutzpah, conceit, fanfaronade, gall, gasconade, gasconism, hubris,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heroics — he|ro|ics [ hı rouıks ] noun plural very brave and impressive actions. People often use this word when they think someone s actions are too dangerous and unnecessary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heroics — n. extravagant language, flamboyant actions or behavior; heroic deed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heroics — 1》 behaviour or talk that is bold or dramatic. → heroic …   English new terms dictionary

  • heroics — UK [həˈrəʊɪks] / US [hɪˈroʊɪks] noun [plural] very brave and impressive actions. People often use this word when they think someone s actions are too dangerous and unnecessary …   English dictionary

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