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English definition of “gallant”


adjective (POLITE)    /ˈɡæl.ənt/ US  /ɡəˈlænt/ 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!Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful gallantly     /-li/ adverb Brave and courageousPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful gallantry     /-ən.tri/ noun [U] The speech praised those who had displayed gallantry in the liberation of their country.BraveryPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(Definition of gallant adjective (POLITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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