Cavalier

[k_ˌa_v_ɐ_l_ˈiə], [kˌavɐlˈi͡ə], [kˌavɐlˈi‍ə]

Definitions of cavalier:

  1.   One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
  2.   Free and easy; offhand; haughty.
  3.   A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
  4.   An armed horseman; especially, a knight; a gay military man; a beau.
  5.   Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
  6.   A knight or gentleman soldier; a gay military man; a lady's man; a partizan of Charles I.; an elevation for cannon within a bastion.
  7.   A horseman; a knight.
  8.   CAVALIERLY.
  9.   given to haughty disregard of others
  10.   Like a cavalier; brave; haughty.
  11.   A horseman; an armed horseman; a knight; a gay soldier; in mil., an elevation of earth situated with in a work overlooking the surrounding parts.
  12.   High- spirited.
  13.   Gay, easy and offhand, like a cavalier; haughty; disdainful; connected with the cavaliers.
  14.   Of or pertaining to the adherents of Charles I.
  15.   Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
  16.   Like a cavalier; gay: warlike: haughty.
  17.   A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
  18.   a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
  19.   Sprightly; gay; brave; generous; haughty.
  20.   A partisan of Charles I in the seventeenth century.
  21.   Gay; careless; haughty; as, a cavalier refusal; Cavalier.
  22.   a gallant or courtly gentleman
  23.   To act cavalierly.
  24.   A horseman; knight; lover; escort.
  25.   Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  26.   A royalist opponent of the English Puritans.
  27.   A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
  28.   A knight: a partisan of Charles I.

Antonyms for cavalier:

demure, heavyhearted, reserved, sorry, inconsolable, heartsore, retiring, unobtrusive, despondent, sheepish, blue, Saddened, low, acquiescent, humble, unassuming, hangdog, quiet, gloomy, heartbroken, submissive, down, woebegone, unassertive, crestfallen, timid, brokenhearted, depressed, modest, dejected, mournful, introverted, subdued, sad, unhappy, downhearted, doleful, bashful, passive, down in the mouth, bad, low-spirited, disconsolate, droopy, cast down, cringing, yielding, shrinking, unpretentious, unaggressive, mousy, sorrowful, melancholic, heartsick, woeful, wretched, downcast, lowly, meek, diffident, overmodest, glum, melancholy, forlorn, cowering, shy, compliant, deferential, miserable, joyless.


Quotes for cavalier:

  1. Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your child grows up to be a playwright or poet. Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier about your children's future. – Mark Helprin
  2. Neither of us, me nor Dennis, is cavalier about a breakup. We both behaved very honorably. – Meg Ryan

Usage examples for cavalier:

  1. “ I have prepared the way for you to see the princess every day: make use of your opportunities like a brave, handsome, young, and loving cavalier – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  2. I've studied her in church- and you too, my cavalier – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  3. But there was the spirit of a Cavalier with which they had not reckoned. ” – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  4. Your dress, as I consider, is a sort of disgrace to a cavalier born, and the heir of Arnwood; why not, therefore, take its hat as well? ” – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  5. Then he doffed his grey hat and bowed, sweeping the earth with the red feather, in cavalier fashion. ” – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  6. The dress of the cavalier was in perfect keeping with his fine figure and face. ” – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  7. The cavalier divulged his identity to Don Quixote, and begged him politely to accept his services while in Barcelona; and Don Quixote replied with as much courtesy that he would follow him wherever he pleased and be entirely at his disposal. ” – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. So I don't need Cavalier – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  9. “ A Selection of Cavalier and Puritan Songs. ” – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  10. That was, perhaps, not worthy of a cavalier but it was not unjust. ” – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  11. He met her walking with her cavalier and he was conscious that she observed him. ” – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  12. “ " I hope it is one from London," soliloquised the cavalier as he entered the house. ” – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  13. Perhaps some young cavalier on whose finger you may yourself have placed it. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  14. And in a very cavalier way he took his officer by the arm, and drew him into a side- walk, leaving me to stand in the sun, bursting with anger and spleen. ” – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. Nice and cavalier you are. ” – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  16. Quoth the cavalier Go in safety, for he is in a quarter of the land of the Roum, even as I said to thee." ” – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  17. Dear Gilliflower, conceal my Cavalier I would not have a Cavalier seen with me for all the World- Step into my Cabinet. ” – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  18. Have we got a cavalier with such trouble and shall we turn him into a beast of burden, a- how do you say it? ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  19. By his side was a sword with a golden hilt- in short, such a cavalier had never been seen in Galloway within living memory. ” – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  20. “ Mrs. Wriothesley and her cavalier glanced keenly at the pair as they entered the box. ” – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart

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