Definition of heroism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛrəʊɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
Great bravery: they fought with exemplary heroism
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  • The heroism of the police is recognized by the coalition in medal ceremonies like this.
  • The story contrasts Asian and western concepts relating suicide and heroism.
  • There were periods of real heroism as Scotland tried to speed the game up, Gordon Simpson deciding to run a quick one at the outset.


Early 18th century: from French héroïsme, from héros, from Latin heros (see hero).

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