gallantry


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gal·lant·ry

 (găl′ən-trē)
n. pl. gal·lant·ries
1. Nobility of spirit or action; courage.
2. Chivalrous attention toward women; courtliness: "the air of faintly mocking gallantry with which he habitually treated mother" (Louis Auchincloss).
3. The act or an instance of gallant speech or behavior.
4. Archaic A bold or stylish appearance.

gallantry

(ˈɡæləntrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. conspicuous courage, esp in war: the gallantry of the troops.
2. polite attentiveness to women
3. a gallant action, speech, etc

gal•lant•ry

(ˈgæl ən tri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior.
2. chivalrous or flirtatious attention to women.
3. a gallant action or speech.
[1600–10; < Middle French galanterie= Old French galant (see gallant) + -erie -ry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallantry - the qualities of a hero or heroinegallantry - the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
2.gallantry - courtesy towards womengallantry - courtesy towards women    
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
3.gallantry - polite attentiveness to women
courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate act

gallantry

gallantry

noun
2. The quality or state of being heroic:
3. Respectful attention, especially toward women:
Translations
تَوَدُّد الى النِّساء، مُغازَلَهشَجاعَه، بَسالَه
galantnoststatečnost
belevenhedopmærksomhedtapperhed
hugrekkiriddaramennska
galantnosť

gallantry

(o.f.) [ˈgæləntrɪ] N
1. (= bravery) → valor m, valentía f
2. (= courtesy) → galantería f, cortesía f
gallantriesgalanterías fpl

gallantry

[ˈgæləntri] n
[soldier] → bravoure f, vaillance f
(= courtly behaviour) → galanterie fgall bladder nvésicule f biliaire

gallantry

n
(= bravery)Tapferkeit f; (= chivalry)Edelmut m
(= attentiveness to women)Ritterlichkeit f, → Galanterie f
(= compliment)Galanterie f, → Artigkeit f (dated)

gallantry

[ˈgæləntrɪ] n (see adj) → valore m militare, prodezza; (XXX) → galanteria

gallant

(ˈgӕlənt) adjective
1. brave. a gallant soldier.
2. which looks splendid or fine. a gallant ship.
ˈgallantly adverb
ˈgallantry noun
1. bravery. He won a medal for gallantry.
2. politeness and attention to ladies. The young man was noted for gallantry.
References in classic literature ?
The caravans of supplies arrived at the valley just at this period of gallantry and good fellowship.
But, if I know myself," said he, "this is from no want of gallantry towards them.
George, always the champion of his regiment, rose immensely in the opinion of the youth of the corps, by his gallantry in marrying this portionless young creature, and by his choice of such a pretty kind partner.
Say gallantry, while you are about it," suggested Carton.
The only blemish was that this retired Adonis had nothing manly about him; he seemed to be employing this toilet varnish to hide the ruins occasioned by the military service of gallantry only.
And I an the more grateful to your Eminence," replied Anne of Austria, with a smile that proved she was not the dupe of this ingenious gallantry, "from being certain that these two studs alone have cost you as much as all the others cost his Majesty.
A bow of homage to Sir Leicester, a bow of gallantry to Volumnia, and a bow of recognition to the debilitated Cousin, to whom it airily says, "You are a swell about town, and you know me, and I know you.
In the first number Steele announced that:--"All accounts of gallantry, pleasure and entertainment, shall be under the article of White's Chocolate-House; Poetry under that of Wills' Coffee- House; learning under the title of Grecian; foreign and domestic news you will have from Saint James's Coffee-House; and what else I have to offer on any other subject shall be dated from my own apartment.
In cavalier attendance upon the school of females, you invariably see a male of full grown magnitude, but not old; who, upon any alarm, evinces his gallantry by falling in the rear and covering the flight of his ladies.
Nobody knows that better than you," said Will, with light gallantry, but inwardly prepared to be angry.
However, when Tom grew up, and gave tokens of that gallantry of temper which greatly recommends men to women, this disinclination which she had discovered to him when a child, by degrees abated, and at last she so evidently demonstrated her affection to him to be much stronger than what she bore her own son, that it was impossible to mistake her any longer.
His gravity under those trying circumstances, I can never forget, nor the extraordinary gallantry with which, refusing to be brought home, he defended himself behind a pump, until overpowered by numbers.