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HEROISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heroism mean? 

HEROISM (noun)
  The noun HEROISM has 1 sense:

1. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

  Familiarity information: HEROISM used as a noun is very rare.


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HEROISM (noun)


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Meaning:

The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gallantry; heroism; valiance; valiancy; valor; valorousness; valour

Context examples:

he showed great heroism in battle / he received a medal for valor

Hypernyms ("heroism" is a kind of...):

braveness; bravery; courage; courageousness (a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear)


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