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Definition of gallant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1
    (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. 2
    , 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.”
  3. gallantly adverb
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  4. She gallantly battled on alone. He bowed and gallantly kissed my hand.
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