the qualities or attributes of a hero
or heroine: He showed great heroism in battle.
heroic conduct; courageous action: Pat's returning into the burning building was true heroism.
Origin: 1660–70; hero
; compare French héroïsme
1. intrepidity, valor, prowess, gallantry, bravery, courage, daring, fortitude.
1. cowardice, timidity.