gallantry vs heroism what difference

what is difference between gallantry and heroism

English

Etymology

From French galanterie, equivalent to gallant +‎ -ry.

Noun

gallantry (countable and uncountable, plural gallantries)

  1. courage
    • 1926, P. G. Wodehouse, ‘Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend’, Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1992, p 98.
      ‘I have the greatest respect for the young lady to whom you refer. She behaved on a certain recent occasion – on two recent occasions – with notable gallantry and resource, and I won’t have her bally-ragged.’
  2. chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women
  3. an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

Synonyms

  • gallanthood
  • gallantness

Translations



English

Etymology

From French héroïsme.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɛɹəʊɪzəm/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɛɹoʊɪzəm/

Noun

heroism (countable and uncountable, plural heroisms)

  1. The qualities characteristic of a hero, such as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:goodness

Related terms

  • hero
  • heroic
  • heroics
  • heroine

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “heroism”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • Moshier, heirmos, more-ish, moreish

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