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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 ?
But if we explore the literature of Heroism we shall quickly come to Plutarch, who is its Doctor and historian.
It has everything in its favour: heroism, danger, bustle, fashion.
Without human propensity to murder and other sorts of unrighteousness there would have been no historical heroism.
Heroism is all very well, but there are circumstances when the disposal of a few tables and chairs, brass bedsteads, and so on, may be big with remote and disastrous consequences.
We talked of wrecks, of short ra tions and of heroism--or at least of what the news papers would have called heroism at sea--a mani festation of virtues quite different from the heroism of primitive times.
During the continuance of the panic there occurred an instance of feminine heroism that I cannot omit to record.
And the heroism of the Servians and Montenegrins struggling for a great cause begot in the whole people a longing to help their brothers not in word but in deed.
Deeds of heroism are wrought here more than those of romance, when defying torture, and braving death itself, the fugitive voluntarily threads his way back to the terrors and perils of that dark land, that he may bring out his sister, or mother, or wife.
Momentarily stunned, Gahan's fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage and the man shot downward through the thin air of dying Mars toward the ground three thousand feet beneath, while upon the deck of the rolling Vanator his faithful warriors clung to their lashings all unconscious of the fate of their beloved leader; nor was it until more than an hour later, after the storm had materially subsided, that they realized he was lost, or knew the self-sacrificing heroism of the act that had sealed his doom.
His fearless deportment, his words, so firm, yet dignified, the shades which by one word he had evoked, recalled to her the past in all its intoxication of poetry and romance, youth, beauty, the eclat of love at twenty years of age, the bloody death of Buckingham, the only man whom she had ever really loved, and the heroism of those obscure champions who had saved her from the double hatred of Richelieu and the king.
Misadventures of Matthieu and his party Return to the caches at Salmon River Battle between Nez Perces and Black feet Heroism of a Nez Perce woman Enrolled among the braves.
He had the frank spirit of a Virginian, and the rough heroism of a pioneer of the west.