Heroism vs Intrepidity - What's the difference?

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Heroism is a related term of intrepidity.


As nouns the difference between heroism and intrepidity

is that heroism is the qualities characteristic of a hero, such as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc; the display of such qualities while intrepidity is the quality of being intrepid; bravery.

heroism

English

Noun

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

    English

    Noun

    (intrepidities)
  • The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
  • *1877 , , page 11
  • which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.

    Synonyms

    * (bravery) boldness, braveness, bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, intrepidness, undauntedness, valour