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Synonyms of gallant in English:


  • 1 a gallant band of British officers
    [Antonyms] cowardly
  • 2 he made a gallant remark to a self-conscious girl
    chivalrous, gentlemanly, courtly, courteous, respectful, polite, attentive, gracious, considerate, thoughtful, obliging
    [Antonyms] discourteous, rude
  • noun

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  • 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
    informalswell, toff, ladykiller
    archaicgay dog, rip, dude, blade, blood, coxcomb
  • 2 she was delighted to see her amorous gallant
    beau, sweetheart, lover, love, beloved, boyfriend, young man, man friend, escort, partner
    informalfancy man, flame, fella
    British informalboyf
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