gallant

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. gigolo; squire, cavalier. See accompaniment. —adj. chivalrous, polite; brave, courageous; courteous, courtly. See endearment. Ant., discourteous.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. courageous, spirited, noble, chivalrous; see brave 1 , chivalrous .
See Synonym Study at polite .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. brave daring, courageous, valorous, heroic, chivalrous, noble, valiant, lion-hearted, intrepid, dauntless, high spirited, knightly.
2. polite gracious, courteous, noble, mannerly, courtly, gentlemanly, kindly, well-bred, attentive, considerate.
ANT.: 1. cowardly, timid, mousy. 2. rude, impolite, discourteous, coarse, crude
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having or showing courage: audacious, bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, fortitudinous, game, hardy, heroic, intrepid, mettlesome, plucky, stout, stouthearted, unafraid, undaunted, valiant, valorous. Informal: spunky. Slang: gutsy, gutty. See FEAR. 2. Respectfully attentive, especially to women: chivalric, chivalrous. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY. 3. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy: chivalrous, courtly, gracious, knightly, stately. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY. 4. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others: attentive, considerate, courteous, polite, solicitous, thoughtful. See CAREFUL, TREAT WELL. II noun A man amorously attentive to women: amorist, Casanova, Don Juan, lady's man, Lothario, Romeo. See SEX.

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