Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “heroism”

See all translations

heroism

noun [U] uk   /ˈher.əʊ.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-oʊ-/
great courage: an act of heroism
Translations of “heroism”
in Korean 영웅적 행동…
in Arabic بُطولة…
in Portuguese heroísmo…
in Catalan heroisme…
in Japanese 勇敢な行為, 英雄的行動…
in Italian eroismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英勇行為, 英雄主義…
in Russian героизм…
in Turkish kahramanlık, yiğitlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英勇行为, 英雄主义…
in Polish bohaterstwo…
(Definition of heroism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of heroism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “heroism” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More