gallant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gallant" in British English

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gallantadjective

uk   /ˈɡæl.ənt/  us   /ɡəˈlænt/

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 ​younglady out of the way like that!

gallant adjective (BRAVE)

formal approving showing no ​fear of ​dangerous or ​difficult things: Despite ​fiercecompetition, she made a gallant ​effort to ​win the first ​medal of the ​championships.
gallantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
gallantry
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.tri/
The ​speechpraised those who had ​displayed gallantry in the ​liberation of ​theircountry.
(Definition of gallant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gallant" in American English

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gallantadjective

 us   /ˈɡæl·ənt/

gallant adjective (BRAVE)

showing no ​fear of ​dangerous or ​difficult things: She made a gallant ​effort to ​win, ​even if her ​effortfellshort.

gallantadjective

 us   /ɡəˈlɑnt, -ˈlænt, ˈɡæl·ənt/

gallant adjective (POLITE)

(of a man) ​polite to women, esp. when in ​public: He was always ​charming and gallant toward women.
(Definition of gallant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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