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Hero Adjective Synonyms
heroine, champion, exemplar, star, superstar, idol, ideal, man of the hour, luminary, notable, celebrity, knight, paladin, warrior
She was a hero to every aspiring woman lawyer. She expects a hero in shining armor on a white horse to sweep her off her feet.

Hero Noun Synonyms
protagonist, (male) lead or star, leading man or actor, principal
G‚rard Depardieu plays the hero in this lavishly produced film.

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Ideal / Star / Idol


Life Style / Poetry / Mock-Heroic: Treating something trivial with high seriousness, as in john philips' the splendid shilling. MORE


Science / Spiders / Pheromone: A chemical secreted by an animal in minute amounts which brings about a behavioral response in another, often of the opposite sex. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Antihero: A protagonist who is a non-hero or the antithesis of a traditional hero. While the traditional hero may be dashing, strong, brave, resourceful, or handsome, the antihero may be incompetent, unlucky, c MORE


Business / Machine Shop / Spheroidizing: A stress relieving method of long-term heating of high-carbon steel at or near the lower transformation temperature, followed by slow cooling to room temperature. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Heroicomical: A humorous poem taking the conventions of heroic Greek literature and using them to comic effect. Most mock epics are heroicomical in nature, such as Pope's Rape of the Lock, which abounds in parodic MORE


Science / Biology / Pheromones: Chemical signals that travel between organisms rather than between cells within an organism; serve as a form of communication between animals. MORE