What does gallantry mean?

Definitions for gallantryˈgæl ən tri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gallantry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy(noun)

    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"

  2. chivalry, gallantry, politesse(noun)

    courtesy towards women

  3. gallantry(noun)

    polite attentiveness to women


  1. gallantry(Noun)


  2. gallantry(Noun)

    chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women

  3. gallantry(Noun)

    an instance of gallant behaviour or speech

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallantry(noun)

    splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery

  2. Gallantry(noun)

    bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry

  3. Gallantry(noun)

    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. Gallantry(noun)

    gallant persons, collectively

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    This word is now almost obsolete. It was formerly employed to express a deferential attention on the part of the man who in a crowded car gave up his seat to the ladies.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallantry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallantry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Molière:

    Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.

  2. Tennessee Williams:

    A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.

  3. Noel Coward:

    Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.

  4. John Adams:

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.

Images & Illustrations of gallantry

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Translations for gallantry

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • galantnostCzech
  • TapferkeitGerman
  • urheus, ritarillisuusFinnish
  • courage, galanterieFrench
  • 勇敢Japanese
  • galanterieDutch
  • curaj, galanterie, cutezanță, curtoazie, bravurăRomanian
  • храбрость, мужество, смелость, галантность, отвагаRussian

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