chivalrous


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chiv·al·rous

 (shĭv′əl-rəs)
adj.
1. Having the qualities of gallantry and honor attributed to an ideal knight.
2. Of or relating to chivalry.
3. Characterized by consideration and courtesy, especially toward women.

chiv′al·rous·ly adv.
chiv′al·rous·ness n.

chivalrous

(ˈʃɪvəlrəs)
adj
1. gallant; courteous
2. involving chivalry
[C14: from Old French chevalerous, from chevalier]
ˈchivalrously adv
ˈchivalrousness n

chiv•al•rous

(ˈʃɪv əl rəs)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to chivalry or knighthood.
2. having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty; valiant.
3. considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
4. gracious; generous, esp. toward the less fortunate.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French chevalerous=chevalier chevalier + -ous -ous]
chiv′al•rous•ly, adv.
chiv′al•rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chivalrous - being attentive to women like an ideal knightchivalrous - being attentive to women like an ideal knight
courteous - characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners; "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

chivalrous

chivalrous

adjective
1. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
2. Respectfully attentive, especially to women:
Translations
فُروسي
galantnírytířský
ridderlig
ritarillinen
kurteis, hæverskur
viteški

chivalrous

[ˈʃɪvəlrəs] ADJcaballeroso

chivalrous

[ˈʃɪvəlrəs] adj
(= gallant) → galant(e)
(= according with the rules of chivalry) → chevaleresque

chivalrous

adj, chivalrously
advritterlich

chivalrous

[ˈʃɪvlrəs] adjcavalleresco/a

chivalry

(ˈʃivəlri) noun
1. kindness and courteousness especially towards women or the weak.
2. the principles of behaviour of medieval knights.
ˈchivalrous adjective
(negative unchivalrous).
References in classic literature ?
It was impossible to help laughing at the funny conflict between Laurie's chivalrous reluctance to speak ill of womankind, and his very natural dislike of the unfeminine folly of which fashionable society showed him many samples.
His closely-shaved head, on which no other hair than the well-known and chivalrous scalping tuft* was preserved, was without ornament of any kind, with the exception of a solitary eagle's plume, that crossed his crown, and depended over the left shoulder.
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
In that fine, loose, chivalrous attitude of the headsman when drawing near to his prey, the three mates stood up proudly, occasionally backing the after oarsman with an exhilarating cry of,
All together, too; none of those chivalrous magnanimities which one reads so much about -- one courtly rascal at a time, and the rest standing by to see fair play.
She abandoned them under a delusion,' he answered; 'picturing in me a hero of romance, and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.
Monseigneur (often a most worthy individual gentleman) was a national blessing, gave a chivalrous tone to things, was a polite example of luxurious and shining fife, and a great deal more to equal purpose; nevertheless, Monseigneur as a class had, somehow or other, brought things to this.
Spenlow's eyes; about my not being what I thought I was, when I proposed to Dora; about the chivalrous necessity of telling Dora what my worldly condition was, and releasing her from her engagement if she thought fit; about how I should contrive to live, during the long term of my articles, when I was earning nothing; about doing something to assist my aunt, and seeing no way of doing anything; about coming down to have no money in my pocket, and to wear a shabby coat, and to be able to carry Dora no little presents, and to ride no gallant greys, and to show myself in no agreeable light
Ay, but,'' said Wamba, ``your chivalrous excellency will find there are more fools than franklins among us.
I can tell you, niece," replied Don Quixote, "if these chivalrous thoughts did not engage all my faculties, there would be nothing that I could not do, nor any sort of knickknack that would not come from my hands, particularly cages and tooth-picks.
It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation.