"An' Aunt Lily's awful nice—but awful old—as old as Mother," added the ungallant child.
You're the first man who ever was so ungallant as to tell me he would be grateful to have me leave him.
Now that is a “human unfairness” from a critic whom the most ungallant editor would be constrained to call fair!
Yet it must not be supposed that Sir William Devereux was an ungallant man.
This ungallant act is made all the more cowardly by the fact that Mr. Blair was not present at the time.
He hoped the Senate would not be so ungallant as to vote the bill down.
And I thought it would be ungallant not to take my cue from the ladies.
Neither Marian nor Alice could move him from this ungallant resolve.
It would be ungallant to say how much that "something" represented.
The times are ungallant indeed and growing more so every year.
mid-15c., "showy, finely dressed; gay, merry," from Old French galant "courteous," earlier "amusing, entertaining; lively, bold" (14c.), present participle of galer "rejoice, make merry," generally held to be from Latinized verb form of Frankish *wala- "good, well," from Proto-Germanic *wal- (cf. Old High German wallon "to wander, go on a pilgrimage"), from PIE *wel- "to wish, will" (see will (v.)), "but the transition of sense offers difficulties that are not fully cleared up" [OED]. Sense of "politely attentive to women" was adopted 17c. from French.
"man of fashion and pleasure," mid-15c., earlier "dissolute man, rake" (early 15c.); from gallant (adj.).