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Meaning of GALLANTRY

Pronunciation:  'galuntree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  polite attentiveness to women
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  courtesy towards women

GALLANTRY is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: chivalry, heroism, politesse, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour
 See Also: bravery, courage, courageousness, courtesy, courtesy, good manners



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gal"lant*ry\, n.; pl. {Gallantries}. [F. galanterie.]
1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic]

         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

3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad 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. [R.]

         Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy.

Syn: See {Courage}, and {Heroism}.

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