Synonyms of 'heart-throb'
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A hero is someone, especially a man, who has done something brave, new, or good, and who is therefore greatly admired by a lot of people.
the goalscoring hero of the British hockey team
If you refer to someone such as a film, pop, or sports star as an idol, you mean that they are greatly admired or loved by their fans.
They cheered as they caught sight of their idol.
Thesaurus for heart-throb from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe a man as a heart-throb , you mean that he is physically very attractive , so that a lot of women fall in love with him.