Definitions

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  • adj. Heroic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Heroic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as heroic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes

Etymologies

hero +‎ -ical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The last object that ties man and man, is comeliness of person, and beauty alone, as men love women with a wanton eye: which κατ 'ἐξοχὴν is termed heroical, or love-melancholy.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The part affected in men is the liver, and therefore called heroical, because commonly gallants.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But if anything be already said in the defence of sweet poetry, all concurreth to the maintaining the heroical, which is not only a kind, but the best, and most accomplished kind of poetry.

    English literary criticism

  • But if anything be already said in the defense of sweet poetry, all concurreth to the maintaining the heroical, which is not only a kind, but the best and most accomplished kind of poetry.

    The Defense of Poesy

  • The son of this heiress was the 'heroical' Lord Audley who so greatly distinguished himself at the

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • a kind of heroical scorn he bid Aeneas take her, or with a milder farewell, let her go.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • How different from the manly and heroical poetry of Greece and Rome.

    Chapter 5

  • How different from the manly and heroical poetry of Greece and Rome!

    Chapter 6

  • The virtue of prosperity, is temperance; the virtue of adversity, is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Action and Political Action as a Two-Track Strategy for Opposing Obamacare

  • When every Mid-Autumn Festival came, the soldiers naturally missed their families but fought with heroical determination to drive off the aggressors.

    Some Mid-Autumn Festival Stories

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