heroism


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her·o·ism

 (hĕr′ō-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Heroic conduct or behavior.
2. Heroic characteristics or qualities; courage.

heroism

(ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm)
n
the state or quality of being a hero

her•o•ism

(ˈhɛr oʊˌɪz əm)

n.
1. the qualities or attributes of a hero or heroine; bravery.
2. heroic conduct; courageous action.
[1660–70]

heroism

1. the state or condition of being a hero.
2. behavior typical of a hero. — heroic, adj.
See also: Courage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroism - the qualities of a hero or heroineheroism - the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

heroism

heroism

noun
The quality or state of being heroic:
Translations
بُطولَه
hrdinství
heltemodheroisme
heroizamherojstvo
hõsiesség
hetjuskapur
hrdinstvo
junaštvo
kahramanlıkyiğitlik

heroism

[ˈherəʊɪzəm] Nheroísmo m

heroism

[ˈhɛrəʊɪzəm] nhéroïsme m
an act of heroism → un acte d'héroïsme

heroism

nHeldentum nt, → Heroismus m; (= daring)Kühnheit f; I’m not one for heroismich bin kein Held

heroism

[ˈhɛrəʊɪzm] neroismo

hero

(ˈhiərəu) plural ˈheroes: feminine heroine (ˈherouin) noun
1. a man or boy admired (by many people) for his brave deeds. The boy was regarded as a hero for saving his friend's life.
2. the chief male person in a story, play etc. The hero of this book is a young American boy called Tom Sawyer.
heroic (hiˈrəuik) adjective
1. very brave. heroic deeds.
2. of heroes. heroic tales.
heˈroically adverb
heroism (ˈherəuizm) noun
great bravery. The policeman was given a medal in recognition of his heroism.
ˈhero-worship noun
very great, sometimes too great, admiration for a person.
verb
to show such admiration for (someone). The boy hero-worshipped the footballer.

the heroine (not heroin) of the story.
References in classic literature ?
Shocked and indignant as Christie had been at the degrading absorption of material interests at such a moment, the element of danger lifted the labors of these men into heroism, and she began to feel a strange exultation as she watched them.
Or else,--and it was quite as probably the case,--she had been enriched by poverty, developed by sorrow, elevated by the strong and solitary affection of her life, and thus endowed with heroism, which never could have characterized her in what are called happier circumstances.
I scarce know how to put my story into words that shall be a credible picture of my state of mind; but I was in these days literally able to find a joy in the extraordinary flight of heroism the occasion demanded of me.
If it had been only a Hungarian youth, now bravely defending in some mountain fastness the retreat of fugitives escaping from Austria into America, this would have been sublime heroism; but as it was a youth of African descent, defending the retreat of fugitives through America into Canada, of course we are too well instructed and patriotic to see any heroism in it; and if any of our readers do, they must do it on their own private responsibility.
We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which t may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.
The callous palms of the laborer are conversant with finer tissues of self-respect and heroism, whose touch thrills the heart, than the languid fingers of idleness.
Here was heroism at its last and loftiest possibility, its utmost summit; this was challenging death in the open field unarmed, with all the odds against the challenger, no reward set upon the contest, and no admiring world in silks and cloth of gold to gaze and applaud; and yet the king's bear- ing was as serenely brave as it had always been in those cheaper contests where knight meets knight in equal fight and clothed in protecting steel.
1] We throw a halo of heroism around the life of the soldier and the sailor, because of the deadly dangers they are facing all the time.
Now come," said Luigi, "it is very pleasant to hear you say these things, but for unselfishness, or heroism, or magnanimity, the circumstances won't stand scrutiny.
She could not be complying, she dreaded being quarrelsome; her heroism reached only to silence.
Such advances towards heroism in her sister, made Elinor feel equal to any thing herself.
His noble unconsciousness of his own heroism -- the artless modesty with which he described his own acts of dauntless endurance and devoted courage, without an idea that they were anything more than plain acts of duty to which he was bound by the vocation that he followed -- raised him to a place in her estimation so hopelessly high above her that she became uneasy and impatient until she had pulled down the idol again which she herself had set up.