Definition of Cavalier

1. Noun. A gallant or courtly gentleman.

Exact synonyms: Chevalier
Generic synonyms: Male Aristocrat



2. Adjective. Given to haughty disregard of others.
Exact synonyms: High-handed
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: High-handedness

3. Noun. A royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War.
Exact synonyms: Royalist
Generic synonyms: Monarchist, Royalist

Definition of Cavalier

1. n. A military man serving on horseback; a knight.

2. a. Gay; easy; offhand; frank.

Definition of Cavalier

1. Adjective. Not caring enough about something important. ¹

2. Adjective. High-spirited. ¹

3. Adjective. Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I. ¹

5. Noun. A military man serving on horse. ¹

6. Noun. A sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant. ¹

7. Noun. One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament. ¹

8. Noun. A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts. ¹

9. Noun. A well mannered man; a gentleman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cavalier

1. to behave haughtily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavalier

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Literary usage of Cavalier

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"This defeat, followed by the betrayal to the king's troops of the caverns in which the insurgents had concealed their stores of all kinds, disposed cavalier ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"MEMOIRS OF A cavalier 1720? The most life-like account of the Civil Wars in England in the seventeenth century that I know is contained in De Foe's "Memoirs ..."

3. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"cavalier SEUL THIS is my friend Bob Hely, performing the cavalier seul in a quadrille. Remark the good-humoured pleasure depict«! in his countenance. ..."

4. New Voices: An Introduction to Contemporary Poetry by Marguerite Ogden Bigelow Wilkinson (1919)
"THE DARK cavalier I am the Dark cavalier; I am the Last Lover: Padraic Colum My arms shall welcome you when other arms are tired; I stand to wait for you, ..."

5. Modern British Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1920)
"His verse, while sometimes strained and over-decorated, is chastely designed, rich and, like that of the cavalier poets of the seven- tenth century, ..."

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