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HER'OISM, n. The qualities of a hero; bravery; courage; intrepidity; particularly in war.




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HER'OISM, n. The qualities of a hero; bravery; courage; intrepidity; particularly in war.


HER'O-ISM, n. [Fr. heroisme.]

The qualities of a hero; bravery; courage; intrepidity; particularly in war. Broome.


Her"o*ism
  1. The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

    Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action. Hare.

    Syn. -- Heroism, Courage, Fortitude, Bravery, Valor, Intrepidity, Gallantry. Courage is generic, denoting fearlessness or defiance of danger; fortitude is passive courage, the habit of bearing up nobly under trials, danger, and sufferings; bravery is courage displayed in daring acts; valor is courage in battle or other conflicts with living opponents; intrepidity is firm courage, which shrinks not amid the most appalling dangers; gallantry is adventurous courage, dashing into the thickest of the fight. Heroism may call into exercise all these modifications of courage. It is a contempt of danger, not from ignorance or inconsiderate levity, but from a noble devotion to some great cause, and a just confidence of being able to meet danger in the spirit of such a cause. Cf. Courage.

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Heroism

HER'OISM, noun The qualities of a hero; bravery; courage; intrepidity; particularly in war.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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