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heroism

her·o·ism

heroism

 
pronunciation:
he ro ih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: courageous acts or behavior.
synonyms:
valor
antonyms:
pusillanimity
similar words:
bravery, chivalry, courage, derring-do, fortitude, gallantry, mettle, moxie, nobility, prowess, romance
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The word heroism contains the following part:
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.