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Noun: heroism  'he-row,i-zum
  1. The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    "he showed great heroism in battle";
    - gallantry, valor [US], valour [Brit, Cdn], valorousness, valiance, valiancy

Derived forms: heroisms

Type of: bottle [Brit, informal], braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness

Encyclopedia: Heroism