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>

1717

First Known Use of heroism

1717


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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