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Meaning of "heroism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HEROISM

heroism  [ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEROISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heroism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HEROISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hero

A hero or heroine refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence. Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples. In classical antiquity, cults that venerated deified heroes such as Heracles, Perseus, and Achilles played an important role in Ancient Greek religion. Politicians, ancient and modern, have employed hero worship for their own apotheosis. Stories of the anti-hero also play a major role in Greek mythology and much of literature. The anti-hero is a protagonist whose qualities are the last expected from a person in certain situations; an anti-hero often lacks the typical characteristics of heroism, such as honor, nobility, bravery, compassion, and fortitude. The favorite type of anti-hero is a characterless individual.

Definition of heroism in the English dictionary

The definition of heroism in the dictionary is the state or quality of being a hero.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEROISM


altruism
ˈæltruːˌɪzəm
atheism
ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm
dichroism
ˈdaɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
echoism
ˈɛkəʊˌɪzəm
egoism
ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm
Foism
ˈfəʊˌɪzəm
hidalgoism
hɪˈdælɡəʊˌɪzəm
Hindooism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
Hinduism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
Judaism
ˈdʒuːdeɪˌɪzəm
locoism
ˈləʊkəʊˌɪzəm
Lysenkoism
lɪˈsɛŋkəʊˌɪzəm
machoism
ˈmætʃəʊˌɪzəm
pleochroism
plɪˈɒkrəʊˌɪzəm
Ramboism
ˈræmbəʊˌɪzəm
Titoism
ˈtiːtəʊˌɪzəm
tribadism
ˈtrɪbədˌɪzəm
trichroism
ˈtraɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
vampirism
ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm
xanthochroism
zænˈθɒkrəʊˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEROISM

heroic stanza
heroic tenor
heroic verse
heroical
heroically
heroicalness
heroicly
heroicness
heroicomic
heroicomical
heroics
heroin
heroin addict
heroin addiction
heroin chic
heroin overdose
heroin user
heroine
heroinism
heroize

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEROISM

albinoism
Averroism
Castroism
dodoism
epizoism
hoboism
hoodooism
hylozoism
Maoism
me-tooism
Moism
Negroism
panegoism
polychroism
Shintoism
Taoism
voodooism
yahooism
zoism

Synonyms and antonyms of heroism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEROISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «heroism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of heroism

Translation of «heroism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEROISM

Find out the translation of heroism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of heroism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «heroism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

英雄气概
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

heroísmo
570 millions of speakers

English

heroism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वीरता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البطولة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

героизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

heroísmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বীরত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

héroïsme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepahlawanan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heldentum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

勇敢さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

용기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepahlawanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cư chỉ anh hùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शौर्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kahramanlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eroismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bohaterstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

героїзм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eroism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηρωισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heldhaftig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hjältemod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

heltemot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heroism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEROISM»

The term «heroism» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.185 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEROISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «heroism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «heroism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about heroism

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEROISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word heroism.
1
Arthur Ashe
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
2
Nnamdi Azikiwe
Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
3
Natalie Clifford Barney
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
4
Michael Bay
Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
5
Kathryn Bigelow
Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.
6
Aristide Briand
A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
7
Geraldine Brooks
September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.
8
Bernhard von Bulow
Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
9
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.
10
Calvin Coolidge
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEROISM»

Discover the use of heroism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heroism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
The book places Joan in the context of the mythology of the female hero and takes note of her historical antecedents, both pagan and Christian and the role she has played up to the present as the embodiment of an ideal, whether as Amazon, ...
Marina Warner, 2013
2
Heroism in the Harry Potter Series
growing popularity of Rowling's series it became obvious, however, that its ambivalent and multiform heroism significantly contributed to its extraordinary success. The Harry Potter books, it is justified to say, have reintroduced the literary hero ...
Dr Katrin Berndt, Dr Lena Steveker, 2013
3
Lermontov's Narratives of Heroism
This is the first study of Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) that attempts to integrate the in-depth interpretations of all his major texts--including his famous A Hero of Our Time, the novel that laid the foundation for the ...
Vladimir Golstein, 1998
4
A Mystery of Heroism
This superb volume collects stories of unique power and variety in which impressionistic, hallucinatory, and realistic situations alike are brilliantly conveyed through the cold, sometimes brutal irony of Crane's narrative voice.
Stephen Crane, 2009
5
Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America's Wars
An accessible and well-informed tour through a little-known, important aspect of race in American history
Robert B. Edgerton, 2002
6
Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic
This book not only contributes to the scholarship on African oral literature, but also adds reshapes our understanding of heroic literature in general.
Mariam Konaté Deme, 2010
7
Character and Heroism
Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose.""I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil."--Walt Whitman
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 2002
8
Gender and Heroism in Early Modern English Literature
But in this book, Mary Beth Rose argues that from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries, a passive, more female, but equally potent dimension of heroic identity began to dominate English culture.
Mary Beth Rose, 2002
9
A Voice Called: Stories of Jewish Heroism
The author presents biographical sketches of Jewish men and women he considers heroes, looking at their contributions to the Zionist cause.
Yossi Katz, 2010
10
Mogadishu!: Heroism and Tragedy
Documenting the Special Operations Regiment rescue attempt in Mogadishu and the firefight that followed, the author tells the story of a tragic mission that cost many their lives and resulted in recommendations for the Congressional Medal ...
Kent DeLong, Steven Tuckey, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEROISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heroism is used in the context of the following news items.
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WRITE TEAM: Heroism was followed by humility - The Times …
WRITE TEAM: Heroism was followed by humility. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger ... «The Times, Jul 15»
2
Some gave all: Acts of heroism in Vietnam - The Killeen Daily Herald
Heroism in Vietnam. American soldiers carry a wounded comrade to safety during the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam in 1965. «The Killeen Daily Herald, Jul 15»
3
Four Cowlesville firefighters honored for heroism | Wyoming County …
At approximately 10:18 on the morning of Feb. 14, four men pulled an 88-year-old man from a burning building. At 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, ... «Wyoming County Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Plays probe prejudice, heroism | The London Free Press
From left, Demis Odanga, Alaina Walker and John Turner star in The Angel of Long Point. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press) ... «London Free Press, Jul 15»
5
Janis Cooke Newman's 'Master Plan' Weaves Together Stories of …
Janis Cooke Newman's 'Master Plan' Weaves Together Stories of Love, Heroism and War. Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 10:00 AM. Audio currently not available for this ... «KQED, Jul 15»
6
50 Polish Christians honoured for wartime heroism saving Jews
"It is so important to acknowledge the courage and heroism of the righteous, for each of you saved the honour of humanity. Related. Jerusalem ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
7
Mexico honors Japanese diplomat's heroism a century ago during …
A plaque honoring a Japanese diplomat for providing a safe haven to the family of an assassinated Mexican president during a 1913 coupe ... «Asahi Shimbun, Jul 15»
8
Heroism and perfidy | KanglaOnline
But if trying times bring out heroism in ordinary men and women, or in Manipur`™s case, more likely young school going boys and girls, there is ... «KanglaOnline, Jul 15»
9
In Entebbe rescue exhibit, new stories of anguish and heroism | The …
Avner Avraham, a pudgy Mossad veteran in charcoal jeans and high-top sneakers, has assembled Israel's first large exhibit of the 1976 ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
10
Ruth Marcus: Energetic determination: Two tales of quiet heroism
WASHINGTON -- Heroism tends to be understood as a matter of public display -- the bystander racing into a burning building, the soldier ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Heroism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/heroism>. May 2020 ».
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