Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun heroic

1 sense of heroic

Sense 1
heroic verse, heroic meter, heroic -- (a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter)
       => epic poem, heroic poem, epic, epos -- (a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds)

Antonyms of adj heroic

4 of 5 senses of heroic

Sense 1
epic, heroic, larger-than-life -- (very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture")

INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")
INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")

Sense 3
heroic, heroical -- (having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers")

INDIRECT (VIA bold) -> timid -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)

Sense 4
expansive, grand, heroic -- (of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Sense 5
desperate, heroic -- (showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life")

INDIRECT (VIA brave) -> cowardly, fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

Similarity of adj heroic

5 senses of heroic

Sense 1
epic, heroic, larger-than-life -- (very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture")
       => large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

Sense 2
heroic -- (relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age")

Sense 3
heroic, heroical -- (having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers")
       => bold (vs. timid) -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")

Sense 4
expansive, grand, heroic -- (of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

Sense 5
desperate, heroic -- (showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life")
       => brave (vs. cowardly), courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

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