Complete Definition of "cavalier"

English

Etymology
From OF..

Adjective
en-adj

  1. gay|Gay; easy; offhand; frank.

#:The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.

  1. high-spirited|High-spirited.
  2. supercilious|Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  3. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A military man serving on horse.
  2. A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
  3. One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
  4. A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
  5. A well mannered man; a gentleman.

French

Noun
cavalier

  1. chess|lang=fr knight

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