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gallantry

Gallantry is an old-fashioned word for brave behavior in a man, especially on the battlefield.

Another meaning for gallantry is an extreme form of courtesy and respect towards women, often referred to as chivalry, and the two words are used interchangeably. The most famous examples of gallantry and chivalry can be found in the stories of the mythical King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, who were always fighting other knights for the favor of a fair princess's hand.

Definitions of gallantry
  1. noun
    the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    synonyms: heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour
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    braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness
    a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
  2. noun
    chivalry or courtesy towards women
    synonyms: chivalry, politesse
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    type of:
    courtesy, good manners
    a courteous manner
  3. noun
    polite attentiveness to women
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    type of:
    courtesy
    a courteous or respectful or considerate act
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