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gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Simple Definition of gallantry

  • : very brave behavior

  • : polite attention shown by a man to a woman

Full Definition of gallantry

plural gal·lant·ries

  1. 1 archaic :  gallant appearance

  2. 2 a :  an act of marked courtesy b :  courteous attention to a lady c :  amorous attention or pursuit

  3. 3 :  spirited and conspicuous bravery

Examples of gallantry

  1. Many women were charmed by his old-fashioned gallantry.

  2. <commended the rescuers for their gallantry>



1613

First Known Use of gallantry

1613



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