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noun,plural gal·lant·ries.
  1. dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior.

  2. gallant or courtly attention to women.

  1. a gallant act, action, or speech.

Origin of gallantry

1600–10; <Middle French galanterie, equivalent to Old French galant (see gallant) + -erie-ry

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Words Nearby gallantry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gallantry in a sentence

  • In the age wherein those poets lived, there was less of gallantry than in ours; neither did they keep the best company of theirs.

  • What with De Valmont's hollow gallantry and boasting of his own great deeds, he fell daily in the daughter's eyes.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • Monsieur Guillot was indeed a man of gallantry, but he had the reputation of using these affairs to cloak his real purpose.

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for gallantry


/ (ˈɡæləntrɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. conspicuous courage, esp in war: the gallantry of the troops

  2. polite attentiveness to women

  1. a gallant action, speech, etc

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