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heroism

[ her-oh-iz-uhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF heroism

Synonyms for heroism

  • boldness
  • courage
  • daring
  • fearlessness
  • fortitude
  • gallantry
  • nobility
  • prowess
  • spirit
  • valor
  • courageousness
  • intrepidity
  • strength
  • valiance
  • valiancy
  • valorousness
  • doughtiness
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Antonyms for heroism

  • cowardice
  • fear
  • weakness
  • meekness
  • timidity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEROISM

They are presented as good and evil, as vice and virtue, as villainy and heroism.

His heroism appears in growing revelation from the beginning.

But for the heroism of the signallers, it would have been insuperable.

But side by side with these despicable men what heroism we saw!

The heroism of the Spaniards might protract, but could not avert their fall.

For a moment he forgot his elevated sentiments and his heroism, and flew to raise her.

By her assistance he strengthened all his resolutions, and gave vigour to the heroism of his mind.

The apostrophe to the heroism of the soldiers is sickly and pale.

The soldiers fought with a skill and heroism that have never been equaled.

It is a marvellous story they have to tell of endurance, heroism, and victory.

WORD ORIGIN

1717, from French héroisme, from heros (see hero (n.1)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEROISM

act of courage

nounheroic achievement
  • chivalry
  • gallant act
  • heroism
  • knightly deed
  • soldierly conduct
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