heroism

[ her-oh-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈhɛr oʊˌɪz əm /

noun

the qualities or attributes of a hero or heroine: He showed great heroism in battle.
heroic conduct; courageous action: Pat's returning into the burning building was true heroism.

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Origin of heroism

1660–70; hero + -ism; compare French héroïsme
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British Dictionary definitions for heroism

heroism
/ (ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

the state or quality of being a hero
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