Definition of Gallantry

1. Noun. The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle). "He received a medal for valor"

Exact synonyms: Heroism, Valiance, Valiancy, Valor, Valorousness, Valour
Generic synonyms: Braveness, Bravery, Courage, Courageousness
Derivative terms: Valiant, Valorous, Valorous

2. Noun. Courtesy towards women.
Exact synonyms: Chivalry, Politesse
Generic synonyms: Courtesy, Good Manners

3. Noun. Polite attentiveness to women.
Generic synonyms: Courtesy

Definition of Gallantry

1. n. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.

Definition of Gallantry

1. Noun. courage ¹

2. Noun. chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women ¹

3. Noun. an instance of gallant behaviour or speech ¹

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Medical Definition of Gallantry

1. Origin: F. Galanterie. 1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. "Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . When the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver." (Fuller) 2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry. 3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bed sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue. 4. Gallant persons, collectively. "Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy." (Shak) Synonym: See Courage, and Heroism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gallantry

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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"... in testimony of the hjgh sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of the officers and crew, in the action with the British sloop ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Captain GW Smith, Eighteenth united States infantry, for good conduct and gallantry on the fourth of July. 1864. Captain RB Hull, Eighteenth United States ..."

3. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1863)
"... and of his uniform gallantry- and good conduct in sustaining the reputation of the arms of the United States. Resolved, That the President of the United ..."

4. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1868)
"... Brigadier-General Ripley, Brigadier-General Miller, and Major-General Porter, in testimony of the high sense entertained hy Congress of their gallantry ..."

5. The Works of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb (1852)
"MODERN gallantry. IN comparing modern with ancient man ... upon the point of gallantry ; a certain obsequiousness, or deferential respect, ..."

6. The Works of Charles Lamb: to which are prefixed his letters, and a sketch by Charles Lamb (1871)
"MODERN gallantry. IN comparing modern with ancient manners, we are pleased to compliment ourselves upon the point of gallantry; a certain obsequiousness, ..."

7. France, Social, Literary, Political by Henry Lytton Bulwer Dalling and Bulwer (1857)
"... and leads less, perhaps, than elsewhere, to other depravity—The gallantry and licentiousness of the French not sprang from the revolution—Saying of the ..."

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