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gallant

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1 feeling or displaying no fear by temperament
  • a gallant firefighter, rushing into the burning house to save the children
  • a gallant rescue
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2 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature
  • a gallant knight
  • The members of that service club are known for their gallant service to the community.
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civil, polite, courteous, gallant, chivalrous mean observant of the forms required by good breeding. civil often suggests little more than the avoidance of overt rudeness.
    • owed the questioner a civil reply
polite commonly implies polish of speech and manners and sometimes suggests an absence of cordiality.
    • if you can't be pleasant, at least be polite
courteous implies more actively considerate or dignified politeness.
    • clerks who were unfailingly courteous to customers
gallant and chivalrous imply courteous attentiveness especially to women. gallant suggests spirited and dashing behavior and ornate expressions of courtesy.
    • a gallant suitor of the old school
chivalrous suggests high-minded and self-sacrificing behavior.
    • a chivalrous display of duty

gallant

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1 a man extremely interested in his clothing and personal appearance
  • He was quite a gallant, well-known at the men's shops.
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2 a man who courts a woman usually with the goal of marrying her
  • She had a whole host of gallants vying for her hand in marriage.
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