Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not heroic.
- adj. not heroic
- From un- + heroic (Wiktionary)
“Industrialisms are all of silent nature; and some of them are heroic and eminently human; others, again, we may call unheroic, not eminently human: _beaverish_ rather, but still honest; some are even _vulpine_, altogether inhuman and dishonest.”
“And I'm not saying people cannot enjoy such 'unheroic' stories if they want- heck, whole genres of fiction, from Crime Stories to Horror are just like that.”
“He scoffs at the "unheroic" conservative belief that domestic problems should be solved either by private means or by narrowly gauged government efforts at the local level -- that is, at the level closest to the people.”
“Soldiers and their families become afraid of admitting they need help, because admitting that would seem "unheroic".”
“But soon it dawns on him that he has disregarded his "unheroic," but real, worlds.”
“But it's not fun finding out how unsaintly and unheroic some of us have been.”
“Reality TV makes heroic decidedly unheroic values, characters and behavior.”
“But he also revealed himself to be thoughtful, articulate, brave in an unheroic way and – at least twice – very kind.”
“Eataly, to service groceries that also sell cigarettes and lottery tickets, to restaurants where, if you dine in nearly any Italian restaurant with a Zagat food rating of at least 21, your bread basket will contain some pretty decent Ecce Panis-style bread -- it's disappointing that a woeful number of hero sandwiches in this city are served on unheroic bread.”
“This prompted the crowd in my screening room to burst into applause, while I wondered if I was the only one who found something decidedly unheroic about that.”
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