What does the word gallantry mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Courage; chivalrousness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Politeness to women.

Usage examples for gallantry

  1. He soon slept peacefully, as was his wont after his evening meal; whereupon the poet, with his accustomed gallantry, commenced making love in right good earnest to the fair daughter of the house. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  2. The peculiar spirit of ardent gallantry to which we have dedicated these few pages is illustrated, as will be observed, by examples taken without exception from the first months of the war. – Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France by Edmund Gosse
  3. And he took it with a gallantry and old- fashioned deference that brought a faint pink flush to Miss Asenath's soft old cheek. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox