- Heroism is defined as bravery and selflessness.
When a fireman rushes into a fire and risks his life to save a child, this is an example of heroism.
heroism definition by Webster's New World
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the qualities and actions of a hero or heroine; bravery, nobility, valor, etc.
Origin: French héroisme
heroism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Heroic conduct or behavior.
- Heroic characteristics or qualities; courage.