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1‘he received medals for gallantry’
bravery, braveness, courage, courageousness, valour, pluck, pluckiness, nerve, daring, boldness, fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, manliness, heroism, doughtiness, stout-heartedness, backbone, spine, spirit, spiritedness, mettle, determination, fortitude
informal guts, grit, spunk, gutsiness, gameness
British informal bottle, ballsiness
North American informal moxie, cojones, sand
vulgar slang balls
2‘she acknowledged his selfless gallantry’
chivalry, chivalrousness, gentlemanliness, courtliness, graciousness, respectfulness, respect, courtesy, courteousness, politeness, good manners, mannerliness, attentiveness, consideration, considerateness, thoughtfulness
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