un·​he·​ro·​ic | \ ˌən-hi-ˈrō-ik How to pronounce unheroic (audio) 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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Recent Examples on the Web And yet when one reads through the FDOH documents that chronicle the affair, one is struck by how dull and unheroic the whole thing really was. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 13 May 2021 Iron Man drinks heavily, beds plenty of women and generally acts fairly unheroic. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 16 Jan. 2021 Alvaro, younger than Serafina and penniless, is passionate but unheroic, and Serafina, used to a blunter kind of masculinity, can’t make up her mind about him. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2019 Through six games as the starter in Denver, his rather unheroic role in the Broncos’ boring offense has been painfully well-defined: Don’t mess it up. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 16 Oct. 2019 The government Sunstein has always wanted and still wants is balanced, dispassionate, evidence-based, and ferociously unheroic. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 20 June 2019 Despite these unheroic conflicts of interest, the film portrays this period as a golden era for journalism. Christian Lorentzen, New Republic, 14 Dec. 2017 The story culminates in squalid violence, and the unheroic Deep State is left to clean up—which is to say, cover up—the mess. Jeet Heer, New Republic, 15 July 2017 The Mummy' Well, this is fun: Tom Cruise allowed himself to be unheroic for a change, as an American soldier who steals rare antiquities while on missions. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of unheroic

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Unheroic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheroic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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