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Definition 1: a man who attends or escorts a woman - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gallant in the sense of this definition

(gallant is a kind of ...) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

Definition 2: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gallant in the sense of this definition

(gallant is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

(... is a kind of gallant ) a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

(... is a kind of gallant ) a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms

"Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"

(... is an instance of gallant) English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)

Definition 3: unflinching in battle or action - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gallant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gallant warrior
  • put up a gallant resistance to the attackers

(gallant is similar to ...) possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring" "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain" "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

Definition 4: being attentive to women like an ideal knight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for gallant in the sense of this definition

(gallant is similar to ...) characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners

"if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"

Definition 5: having or displaying great dignity or nobility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gallant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gallant pageant
  • lofty ships
  • majestic cities
  • proud alpine peaks

Synonyms for gallant in the sense of this definition

(gallant is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

Definition 6: lively and spirited - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gallant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dashing hero

Synonyms for gallant in the sense of this definition

(gallant is similar to ...) displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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