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Definition of "mock-heroic" [mock-heroic]

  • A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mock-heroic" in a sentence
  • "The row which has led to the Arts Council suspending payments to the Poetry Society would be the perfect subject for one of his mock-heroic epics."
  • "He's developed this captivating narrative voice that mingles his own sharp commentary with Peter's mock-heroic despair."
  • "They sally forth, mock-heroic and quixotic, as if nothing was unusual or out of the ordinary, clueless that their sense of proportion is way out of whack."