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1‘a gallant band of British officers’
brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, bold, plucky, daring, fearless, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, stout-hearted, doughty, mettlesome, great-spirited
honourable, noble, manly, manful, macho, dashing, daredevil, death-or-glory, undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, unafraid, dauntless, indomitable
informal gutsy, spunky, ballsy, have-a-go
2‘he made a gallant remark to a self-conscious girl’
chivalrous, gentlemanly, courtly, courteous, respectful, polite, attentive, gracious, considerate, thoughtful, obliging
1‘a young gallant resplendent in red and white silks’
fine gentleman, man about town, man of fashion, dandy, fop, beau, cavalier, swashbuckler
playboy, man of the world, ladies' man
informal swell, toff, ladykiller
gay dog, rip, dude, blade, blood, coxcomb
2‘she was delighted to see her amorous gallant’
suitor, wooer, admirer, worshipper
beau, sweetheart, lover, love, beloved, boyfriend, young man, man friend, escort, partner
informal fancy man, flame, fella
British informal boyf
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