unheroic

adjective un·he·ro·ic \ ˌən-hi-ˈrō-ik also -her-ˈō- or -hē-ˈrō- \

Definition of unheroic

: not heroic
  • unheroic policy changes
  • the book's timid, unheroic protagonist
  • We should treat old people better, if only for the unheroic prudential reason that we may one day grow old ourselves.
  • —Philip Howard

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1732

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