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cavalier

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English

Etymology

From Old French.

Adjective

cavalier (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
cavalier

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
    The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.
  2. High-spirited.
  3. Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  4. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

Noun

Singular
cavalier

Plural
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cavalier ({{{1}}})
  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

Pronunciation

Noun

cavalier

  1. (chess) knight

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