gallantry

  • 1 Gallantry — Gal lant*ry, n.; pl. {Gallantries}. [F. galanterie.] 1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gallantry — index consideration (sympathetic regard), courtesy, prowess (bravery) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 gallantry — 1590s, fine appearance, from Fr. galanterie (16c.), from O.Fr. galant (see GALLANT (Cf. gallant)). Meaning gallant behavior is from 1630s. Middle English had gallantness merriment, gaiety, high living (late 15c.) …

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  • 4 gallantry — 1 *heroism, valor, prowess Analogous words: bravery, intrepidity, valorousness, dauntlessness (see corresponding adjectives at BRAVE): *courage, mettle, spirit, resolution Antonyms: dastardliness 2 *courtesy, attention, amenity Analogous words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 gallantry — [n] bravery, civility address, attentiveness, audacity, boldness, courage, courageousness, courteousness, courtesy, daring, dauntlessness, deference, derring do*, duty, elegance, fearlessness, graciousness, honor, intrepidity, mettle, nerve,… …

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  • 6 gallantry — ► NOUN (pl. gallantries) 1) courageous behaviour. 2) polite attention or respect given by men to women …

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  • 7 gallantry — [gal′ən trē] n. pl. gallantries [Fr galanterie < OFr galant: see GALLANT] 1. nobility of behavior or spirit; heroic courage 2. the courtly manner of a gallant 3. an act or speech characteristic of a gallant 4. amorous intrigue 5 …

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  • 8 gallantry — [[t]gæ̱ləntri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Gallantry is bravery shown by someone who is in danger, for example when they are fighting in a war. [FORMAL] For his gallantry he was awarded a Victoria Cross. Syn: bravery 2) N UNCOUNT Gallantry is kind, polite,… …

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  • 9 gallantry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ outstanding ▪ conspicuous VERB + GALLANTRY ▪ demonstrate, show ▪ a soldier who had demonstrated outstanding gallantry …

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  • 10 gallantry — Synonyms and related words: Dutch courage, address, addresses, amenity, amorous pursuit, attention, backbone, boldness, braveness, bravery, chivalrousness, chivalry, conspicuous gallantry, courage, courageousness, court, courtesy, courting,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 gallantry — noun 1) he received medals for gallantry Syn: bravery, courage, courageousness, valor, pluck, pluckiness, nerve, daring, boldness, fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, heroism, mettle, grit, stoutheartedness; informal guts …

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  • 12 gallantry — gal|lan|try [ˈgæləntri] n [U] formal 1.) courage, especially in a battle ▪ a medal for gallantry 2.) polite attention given by men to women …

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  • 13 gallantry — gal|lant|ry [ gæləntri ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) brave behavior, especially when fighting in a war: BRAVERY: an award for gallantry 2. ) OLD FASHIONED extremely polite and helpful treatment of a woman by a man: CHIVALRY …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 gallantry — n. to display gallantry …

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  • 15 gallantry — noun (U) formal 1 courage, especially in a battle: a medal for gallantry 2 polite attention given by men to women …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 gallantry — UK [ˈɡæləntrɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal 1) brave behaviour, especially when fighting in a war an award for gallantry 2) old fashioned extremely polite and helpful treatment of a woman by a man …

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  • 17 gallantry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1613 1. archaic gallant appearance 2. a. an act of marked courtesy b. courteous attention to a lady c. amorous attention or pursuit 3. spirited and conspicuous bravery …

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  • 18 gallantry — /gal euhn tree/, n., pl. gallantries. 1. dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble minded behavior. 2. gallant or courtly attention to women. 3. a gallant act, action, or speech. [1600 10; < MF galanterie, equiv. to OF galant (see GALLANT) + erie… …

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  • 19 gallantry — noun a) courage b) chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women …

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  • 20 gallantry — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. heroism, valor, chivalry; see courage 1 , courtesy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. bravery daring, courage, valor, heroism, chivalry, nobility, dauntlessness, fearlessness, *derring do, intrepidity. 2. politeness… …

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