heroism

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noun her·o·ism \ˈher-ə-ˌwi-zəm, ˈhe-rə- also ˈhir-\

Definition of heroism

  1. 1 :  heroic conduct especially as exhibited in fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble end

  2. 2 :  the qualities of a hero

Examples of heroism in a Sentence

  1. women who showed heroism by fighting for their right to vote

  2. the inspiring heroism of the firefighters who risked their lives to save the people trapped in the burning building

1672

First Known Use of heroism

1672


HEROISM Defined for English Language Learners

heroism

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noun her·o·ism \ˈher-ə-ˌwi-zəm, ˈhe-rə- also ˈhir-\

Definition of heroism for English Language Learners

  • : great courage


HEROISM Defined for Kids

heroism

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noun her·o·ism \ˈher-ə-ˌwi-zəm\

Definition of heroism for Students

  1. 1 :  behavior showing great courage especially for a noble purpose the heroism of soldiers

  2. 2 :  the qualities of a hero We honor the heroism of our forefathers.



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