What is gallant?

  • (adj): Unflinching in battle or action.
    Example: "A gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Thomas Gallant
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Shawn Gallant
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Sylvain E. Gallant
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More definitions of "gallant":

  • (adj): Having or displaying great dignity or nobility.
    Example: "A gallant pageant"
    Synonyms: lofty, majestic, proud
  • (adj): Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight.
    Synonyms: chivalrous, knightly
  • (noun): A man who attends or escorts a woman.
    Synonyms: squire
  • (adj): Lively and spirited.
    Synonyms: dashing

Famous quotes containing the word gallant:

    What a terrible thing has happened to us all! To you there, to us here, to all everywhere. Peace who was becoming bright-eyed, now sits in the shadow of death; her handsome champion has been killed as he walked by her very side. Her gallant boy is dead. What a cruel, foul, and most unnatural murder! We mourn here with you, poor, sad American people.
    Sean O’Casey (1884–1964)

    I remember the scenes of battle in which we stood together. I remember especially that broad and deep grave at the foot of the Resaca hill where we left those gallant comrades who fell in that desperate charge. I remember, through it all, the gallantry, devotion and steadfastness, the high-set patriotism you always exhibited.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    That we can come here today and in the presence of thousands and tens of thousands of the survivors of the gallant army of Northern Virginia and their descendants, establish such an enduring monument by their hospitable welcome and acclaim, is conclusive proof of the uniting of the sections, and a universal confession that all that was done was well done, that the battle had to be fought, that the sections had to be tried, but that in the end, the result has inured to the common benefit of all.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)