heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy(noun)
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
"he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
chivalry, gallantry, politesse(noun)
courtesy towards women
polite attentiveness to women
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Bravery, courage, heroism, and intrepidity may be silent, spiritual, or passive; they may be exhibited by a martyr at the stake. Prowess and valor imply both daring and doing; we do not speak of the prowess of a martyr, a child, or a passive sufferer. Valor meets odds or perils with courageous action, doing its utmost to conquer at any risk or cost; prowess has power adapted to the need; dauntless valor is often vain against superior prowess. Courage is a nobler word than bravery, involving more of the deep, spiritual, and enduring elements of character; such an appreciation of peril as would extinguish bravery may only intensify courage, which is resistant and self-conquering; courage applies to matters in regard to which valor and prowess can have no place, as submission to a surgical operation, or the facing of censure or detraction for conscience' sake. Compare BRAVE; FORTITUDE.
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