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gallant

adjective uk   /ˈɡæl.ənt/  us   /ɡəˈlænt/

gallant adjective (BRAVE)

formal approving showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things: Despite fierce competition she made a gallant effort to win the first medal of the championships.

gallant adjective (POLITE)

formal (of a man) polite and kind towards women, especially when in public: That wasn't very gallant of you, Paul, pushing a young lady out of the way like that!
gallantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
gallantry
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.tri/
The speech praised those who had displayed gallantry in the liberation of their country.
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