mockheroically

mock-heroic

[mok-hi-roh-ik]
adjective
1.
imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action: mock-heroic dignity.
2.
of or pertaining to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are treated in the ceremonious manner and with the elevated language and elaborate devices characteristic of the heroic style.
noun
3.
an imitation or burlesque of something heroic.

Origin:
1705–15

mock-heroically, adverb
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mock-heroic
 
adj
1.  (of a literary work, esp a poem) imitating the style of heroic poetry in order to satirize an unheroic subject, as in Pope's The Rape of the Lock
 
n
2.  burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style

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