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Meaning of heroism

her•o•ism

Pronunciation: (her'ō-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the qualities or attributes of a hero or heroine: He showed great heroism in battle.
  2. heroic conduct; courageous action: Pat's returning into the burning building was true heroism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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