- 1NAmE//ˈɡælənt//(old-fashioned or literary) brave, especially in a very difficult situation synonym heroic gallant soldiers She made a gallant attempt to hide her tears.
- 2 NAmE//ˈɡælənt//, NAmE//ɡəˈlænt//, NAmE//ɡəˈlɑnt//(of a man) giving polite attention to women “I left her standing in the rain.” “That wasn't very gallant of you.”
- She gallantly battled on alone. He bowed and gallantly kissed my hand.
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