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epic

Synonyms of epic in English:

noun

  • 1 the epics of Homer
    heroic poem, long poem, long story;
    saga, legend, romance, lay, history, chronicle, myth, fable, folk tale, folk story
  • 2 a big Hollywood epic
    epic film, long film
    informal blockbuster
  • adjective

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  • 1 a traditional epic poem
    heroic, long, grand, monumental, vast, Homeric, Miltonian;
    lofty, grandiloquent, high-flown, high-sounding, extravagant, bombastic
    [Antonyms] understated
  • 2 their epic journey through the mountains
    ambitious, heroic, grand, arduous, extraordinary, Herculean;
    very long, very great, very large, huge, monumental
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