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 ?
His foibles - faults if you like - will never be dwelt upon in any memorandum of mine," he declares, and goes on - "he whose splendid and matchless achievements will be remembered with admiration while there is gratitude in the hearts of Britons, or while a ship floats upon the ocean; he whose example on the breaking out of the war gave so chivalrous an impulse to the younger men of the service that all rushed into rivalry of daring which disdained every warning of prudence, and led to acts of heroic enterprise which tended greatly to exalt the glory of our nation.
He multiplied questions; he could never know enough of the Monarch of whom he spoke with wonder and chivalrous respect--with a kind of affectionate awe
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
Another woman sprang forward and picked it up, with a chivalrous air, as if rescuing a human being from an oncoming express train.
And I know that he's her favorite; still one can see how chivalrous he is.
A chivalrous young American may offer his life for a remote ideal which yet may belong to his familial tradition.
Clayton," she said quietly, extending her hand, "first let me thank you for your chivalrous loyalty to my dear father.
He desired her respect, and that fact helped him to his final decision, but the thing that decided him was born of the truly chivalrous nature he possessed--he wanted Virginia Maxon to be happy; it mattered not at what cost to him.
You are a sailor, and sailors are always chivalrous.
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.
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.
The knightly, chivalrous King set his country high among the countries of Europe.