Heroine or Heroin?
The Quick AnswerWhat is the difference between heroine and heroin?
A heroine is a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
- To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. (Simone Weil)
- Russia is said to have more heroin users than any other country in the world.
HeroineThe noun heroine denotes a woman (often in a book, play, or film) that is admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. (In mythology, heroines are often women with superhuman qualities.)
- Great battles can make great heroes and heroines. (Ezra Taft Benson)
- Most mainstream fiction is full of heroines. Female characters are great — you want to fall in love with them. (Iain Banks)
- I'm a heroine addict. I need to be with women who have saved someone's life. (Mitch Hedberg) (This is a play on words.)
HeroinThe noun heroin is an analgesic (a painkiller) drug made from morphine. Heroin is illegal in many countries, unless it is used to treat a medical problem.
- Many heroin users are very afraid of withdrawal. Withdrawal is one of the most common reasons why people have trouble quitting heroin.
- Heroin was first made in 1898 by the Bayer Company in Germany. It was originally used as a cough medicine and a painkiller.
Common Terms with "Heroine" and "Heroin"Common terms with the word "heroine":
- heroin addict