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 ?
Though you think it too soon to listen to the calls of humanity," he added, smiling archly, "I may be permitted to believe that gallantry is not forgotten by one so young as yourself.
The occupation did not offer much freedom for easy gallantry, but no sign of discomfiture or uneasiness was visible in the grateful faces of the young men.
But so decided an original start had Derick had, that spite of all their gallantry, he would have proved the victor in this race, had not a righteous judgment descended upon him in a crab which caught the blade of his midship oarsman.
Henrique, who valued himself on his gentlemanly adroitness in all matters of gallantry, soon had his fair cousin in the saddle, and, gathering the reins, placed them in her hands.
Ever since the dayabout four years agothat Miss Taylor and I met with him in Broadway Lane, when, because it began to drizzle, he darted away with so much gallantry, and borrowed two umbrellas for us from Farmer Mitchell's, I made up my mind on the subject.
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.
I had a theoretical reverence and homage for beauty, elegance, gallantry, fascination; but had I met those qualities incarnate in masculine shape, I should have known instinctively that they neither had nor could have sympathy with anything in me, and should have shunned them as one would fire, lightning, or anything else that is bright but antipathetic.
My uncle, with that old-fashioned bachelor gallantry of his which pays equal respect to all wearers of petticoats, left the table directly to welcome Mrs.
Say gallantry, while you are about it," suggested Carton.
But the gallantry of her friends would not allow of this; and the man in faded black, mounting the breach first, produced his plunder.
I don't know that I supposed anything of the kind, but I felt it an act of gallantry to say something; and a shining sail close to us made such a pretty little image of itself, at the moment, in her bright eye, that it came into my head to say this.
Few augured the possibility that the encounter could terminate well for the Disinherited Knight, yet his courage and gallantry secured the general good wishes of the spectators.