heroism definition

  • noun:
    • Heroic conduct or behavior.
    • Heroic traits or qualities; courage.
    • The attributes feature of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of these characteristics.
    • The characteristics feature of a hero, as nerve, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the show of such qualities.
    • The characteristics of a hero, as nerve, intrepidity, fortitude, etc.; brave character or activity.
    • Synonyms Valor, gallantry, daring, boldness, fearlessness. See courageous and heroic.
    • the qualities of a hero or heroine; exemplary or brave courage whenever dealing with danger (especially in battle)

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