AskDefine | Define gallantry

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1 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" [syn: heroism, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy]
2 courtesy towards women [syn: chivalry, politesse]
3 polite attentiveness to women

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  1. courage
  2. chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women
  3. an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

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