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cav·a·lier

(kăv′ə-lîr′)
n.
1. A gallant or chivalrous man, especially one serving as escort to a woman of high social position; a gentleman.
2. A mounted soldier; a knight.
3. Cavalier A supporter of Charles I of England in his struggles against Parliament. Also called Royalist.
adj.
1. Showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive: a cavalier attitude toward the suffering of others.
2. Carefree and nonchalant; jaunty.
3. Cavalier Of or relating to a group of 17th-century English poets associated with the court of Charles I.

[French, horseman, from Old Italian cavaliere, from Late Latin caballārius, from Latin caballus, horse; akin to Greek kaballēs, work horse, both Greek and Latin probably ultimately from an Iranian source (compare Khotanese kabä, horse, and Persian kaval, a slow, clumsy horse), from Old Iranian *kaba-, *kabala-, horse, akin to Late Latin cabō, gelding, and Old Church Slavonic kobyla, mare, and perhaps ultimately of Proto-Indo-European origin.]

cav′a·lier′ly adv.

cavalier

(ˌkævəˈlɪə)
adj
showing haughty disregard; offhand
n
1. (Historical Terms) a gallant or courtly gentleman, esp one acting as a lady's escort
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) archaic a horseman, esp one who is armed
[C16: from Italian cavaliere, from Old Provençal cavalier, from Late Latin caballārius rider, from caballus horse, of obscure origin]
ˌcavaˈlierly adv

Cavalier

(ˌkævəˈlɪə)
n
(Historical Terms) a supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War. Compare Roundhead

cav•a•lier

(ˌkæv əˈlɪər, ˈkæv əˌlɪər)

n., adj. n.
1. a horseman, esp. a mounted soldier; knight.
2. one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant.
3. the male escort or dancing partner of a woman.
4. (cap.) an adherent of Charles I of England in his dispute with Parliament.
adj.
5. haughty, disdainful, or supercilious.
6. casual; lighthearted.
7. (cap.) of or pertaining to Cavaliers or Cavalier poets.
[1590–1600; < Middle French: horseman, knight < Italian cavaliere < Old Provençal < Late Latin caballārius, derivative of Latin caball(us) horse]
cav`a•lier′ism, cav`a•lier′ness, n.
cav`a•lier′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavalier - a gallant or courtly gentlemancavalier - a gallant or courtly gentleman  
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
2.Cavalier - a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
monarchist, royalist - an advocate of the principles of monarchy
Adj.1.cavalier - given to haughty disregard of others
domineering - tending to domineer

cavalier

adjective offhand, lordly, arrogant, lofty, curt, condescending, haughty, scornful, disdainful, insolent, supercilious He has always had a cavalier attitude towards other people's feelings.
Translations
فارِس
jezdeckavalírrytíř
ridder
reiîmaîur, riddari
raitelisriteris
jātniekskavalērists

cavalier

[ˌkævəˈlɪəʳ]
A. Ncaballero m (archaic) → galán m (Brit) (Hist) partidario del Rey en la Guerra Civil inglesa (1641-49)
B. ADJ (pej) (= offhand) → desdeñoso

cavalier

[ˌkævəˈlɪər]
adj [attitude, behaviour] → cavalier/ère, désinvolte
n (= knight) → cavalier m

cavalier

n (= horseman, knight)Kavalier m; Cavalier (Hist) → Kavalier m
adj
the Cavalier resistance (Hist) → der Widerstand der Kavaliere
(= offhand) person, nature, attitude, approachunbekümmert; disregard, overruling alsoungeniert, kalt lächelnd; … he said in his cavalier fashionsagte er leichthin; treat it seriously, don’t be so cavaliernehmen Sie das ernst, und gehen Sie nicht so leichthin darüber hinweg

cavalier

[ˌkævəˈlɪəʳ]
1. n (knight) → cavaliere m
2. adj (pej) (offhand, person) → brusco/a; (attitude) → non curante

cavalier

(kӕvəˈliə) noun
in former times, a horseman or knight.
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