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heroism

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her=o=ism

CIDE DICTIONARY

heroismn. [F. héroïsme.].
     The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.  [1913 Webster]
    "Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action."

OXFORD DICTIONARY

heroism, n. heroic conduct or qualities.

Etymology
F h{eacute}ro{iuml}sme f. h{eacute}ros HERO

THESAURUS

heroism

Dutch courage, bigheartedness, bigness, boldness, braveness, bravery, chivalrousness, chivalry, consequence, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, distinction, doughtiness, elevation, eminence, errantry, exaltation, fame, fearlessness, gallantness, gallantry, gallantry under fire, generosity, generousness, glory, great heart, greatheartedness, greatness, greatness of heart, heroicalness, high-mindedness, idealism, intrepidity, intrepidness, knight-errantry, knightliness, largeheartedness, liberality, liberalness, lionheartedness, loftiness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, majesty, manfulness, manhood, manliness, martial spirit, military spirit, nobility, noble-mindedness, nobleness, notability, openhandedness, pot-valor, princeliness, prominence, prowess, renown, soldierly quality, spirit, stalwartness, stoutheartedness, stoutness, sublimity, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, virtue

ROGET THESAURUS

heroism

Courage

N courage, bravery, valor, resoluteness, boldness, spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, contempt of danger, defiance of danger, derring-do, audacity, rashness, dash, defiance, confidence, self-reliance, manliness, manhood, nerve, pluck, mettle, game, heart, heart of grace, spunk, guts, face, virtue, hardihood, fortitude, intestinal fortitude, firmness, heart of oak, bottom, backbone, spine, resolution, bulldog courage, prowess, heroism, chivalry, exploit, feat, achievement, heroic deed, heroic act, bold stroke, man, man of mettle, hero, demigod, Amazon, Hector, lion, tiger, panther, bulldog, gamecock, fighting-cock, bully, fire eater, courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid, spirited, spiritful, high-spirited, high-mettled, mettlesome, plucky, manly, manful, resolute, stout, stout-hearted, iron-hearted, lion-hearted, heart of oak, Penthesilean, bold, bold-spirited, daring, audacious, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, aweless, undaunted, unappalled, undismayed, unawed, unblanched, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblanching, unapprehensive, confident, self-reliant, bold as a lion, bold as brass, enterprising, adventurous, venturous, venturesome, dashing, chivalrous, soldierly, heroic, fierce, savage, pugnacious, strong-minded, hardy, doughty, firm, determined, dogged, indomitable, up to, up to the scratch, upon one's mettle, reassured, unfeared, undreaded, one's blood being up, courage sans peur, fortes fortuna adjuvat, have I not in my time heard lions roar, I dare do all that may become a man, male vincetis sed vincite, omne solum forti patria, self-trust is the essence of heroism, stimulos dedit oemula virtus, strong and great, a hero, teloque animus proestantior omni, there, is always safety in valor, virtus ariete fortier.

Disinterestedness

N disinterestedness, generosity, liberality, liberalism, altruism, benevolence, elevation, loftiness of purpose, exaltation, magnanimity, chivalry, chivalrous spirit, heroism, sublimity, self-denial, self-abnegation, self-sacrifice, self-immolation, self-control, stoicism, devotion, martyrdom, suttee, labor of love, disinterested, unselfish, self-denying, self-sacrificing, self- devoted, generous, handsome, liberal, noble, broad-minded, noble-minded, high-minded, princely, great, high, elevated, lofty, exalted, spirited, stoical, magnanimous, great-hearted, large-hearted, chivalrous, heroic, sublime, unbought, unbribed, uncorrupted, non vobis solum.


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