gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry

plural

gallantries

  1. 1 archaic :  gallant appearance

  2. 2a :  an act of marked courtesyb :  courteous attention to a ladyc :  amorous attention or pursuit

  3. 3 :  spirited and conspicuous bravery

Examples of gallantry in a sentence

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

  2. commended the rescuers for their gallantry

Origin and Etymology of gallantry

borrowed from French galanterie, from galant 2gallant + -erie -ery


First Known Use: 1613


GALLANTRY Defined for English Language Learners

gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry for English Language Learners

  • : very brave behavior

  • : polite attention shown by a man to a woman


GALLANTRY Defined for Kids

gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry for Students

  1. 1 :  courageous behavior :  bravery He showed gallantry in battle.

  2. 2 :  polite attention shown to women



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