A word, whose meaningful definition(s)and correct applications are now obscured and have been raped to death mostly by the 25 and under crowd. It has been overused as "the" catch phrase used to describe a situation, person, event, movie, taking a shit,etc. The abuse and birth as a catchphrase has its origins among avid gamers and pretentious English majors.
There are too many "epic" examples to count, just go walk onto a college campus and listen closely.
Being unusually large, powerful or wonderful. On a grander scale than the modified word would otherwise imply.
Popular synonyms: Massive, Huge, Incredible, Awesome
to define something so inconceivable that the only word to describe it is of something of such high inconceivability, the only word to define is actually epic. no human can conceive something as epic as something to be deemed defined as 'epic'. this term is mistaken to be used when someone gets a win on fortnite, but actually it requires much higher importance to be deemed 'epic'. the word goes back to the beginning of time when roblox was first invented by God himself when he received all 69 infinity stones. the only word to describe the occasion was epic.
It used to refer to a very specific type of poem, like The Iliad or The Odyssey. Then came the movie version of Lord of the Rings, arguably an epic itself. The movie's popularity introduced the word to the ignorant public. Soon hack video game "journalists" were using the term as a synonym for "fantasy," which did not help preserve the original definition. After years of corruption, the word is now an even more annoying synonym for "totally cool, dude!"
The "not" of the 2000s. Something that is okay to say this year but if you say it next year will just get you looked at weird, like if you wear to go out in public with a fanny pack or wearing overalls with only one strap buckled. Used to approve of anything positively. Only momentarily, of course. Often piggybacked with "fail" as "epic fail". Another reason for other socities to despise the ineptitude of the human beings within ours.
Something so truely amazing that it deserves it's story to be told for years to come.
"Dude, last nite, I outdrank these two Irish bikers, nailed hot Swedish twins, kicked 12 marine's asses, invented the wheel and then got stuck in a tree."
"Fuckin' epic, mate!!!"
Used to describe something very imposing, impressive, or extraordinary. Commonly coupled with words such as "fail" or "win". Something that is epic can be extraordinarily awesome, or extraordinarily blunderous. Although the word's definition has been warped by the internet population, something that is epic is usually something that can be remembered for a long while. "Epic" is commonly misused because something that is supposedly "epic" is actually rather unexciting and not out of the ordinary.