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heroic

adjective uk   /hɪˈrəʊ.ɪk/ us    /-ˈroʊ-/
C1 very brave or great: a heroic act/deedC1 informal If you make a heroic attempt or effort to do something, you try very hard to do it: Despite Roz's heroic efforts to liven it up, the party was a disaster.
heroically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
She fought heroically against the disease.
Translations of “heroic”
in Korean 용감한…
in Arabic بُطولي…
in Portuguese heroico…
in Catalan heroic…
in Japanese 勇敢な, 英雄的な…
in Italian eroico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英勇的,英雄的, 花費極大力氣的…
in Russian героический…
in Turkish kahraman, cesur, yiğit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英勇的,英雄的, 花费极大力气的…
in Polish bohaterski, heroiczny…
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