gallantness

noun
gal·​lant·​ness
plural -es

Definition of gallantness

: the quality or state of being gallant the gallantness of the futile charge against the enemy said he had no use for gallantness or other useless courtesy

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for gallantness

Middle English galantnesse, from galant, galaunt gallant, adjective + -nesse -ness

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gallantness

Statistics for gallantness

Cite this Entry

“Gallantness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallantness. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Comments on gallantness

What made you want to look up gallantness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!