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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…
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