Definition of gallantry
1 archaic : gallant appearance
2a : an act of marked courtesyb : courteous attention to a ladyc : amorous attention or pursuit
3 : spirited and conspicuous bravery
Examples of gallantry in a Sentence
Many women were charmed by his old-fashioned gallantry.
commended the rescuers for their gallantry
Recent Examples of gallantry from the Web
Mueller, 72, earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Valor for his gallantry in Vietnam before devoting most of the rest of his life to public service.
Philip, a simmering stew of gallantry and pheromones; and Rachel, grateful and circumspect, either a tragic widow or something far more sinister.
Leavitt received a Silver Star Medal for his gallantry that day, but lost it when his house burned down several years ago.
Andrew has since been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in battle.
He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry.
This is a Britain born of mud and blood, not of gallantry and lofty ideals.
Bad behavior almost always has an identifiable origin, and Trump’s extreme lack of gallantry may well be evidence of real neglect or abuse as a child.
Joseph Engles was presented with the military distinction on Monday during a ceremony in his hometown of Murrieta, in Southern California, for gallantry in the face of the enemy during the Battle of Suoi Tre in March 1967.
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GALLANTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gallantry for English Language Learners
: very brave behavior
: polite attention shown by a man to a woman
GALLANTRY Defined for Kids
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