Gallant – meaning of the word and examples

Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: (

Exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly. (

In polite and kind way towards women, especially when in public. (Cambridge Dictionary)

In a brave or heroic manner. (Oxford Dictionaries)


The gallant behaviour of Sir Sydney [Sidney] Smith at the Siege of Acre.

Gallant behaviour of an English Sailor in offering a sword to an unarmed Spaniard to defend himself.

Malcolm Turnbull praises Tony Abbott’s ‘generous and gallant’ behaviour after spill.


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