When a fireman rushes into a fire and risks his life to save a child, this is an example of heroism.
Origin of heroismFrench héroisme
- Heroic conduct or behavior.
- Heroic characteristics or qualities; courage.
(countable and uncountable, plural heroisms)
- The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.
From French héroïsme.