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cavalier

cav·a·lier

cavalier

 
 
pronunciation:
kae v lir
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an armed horseman; knight.
synonyms:
knight
similar words:
caballero, cavalryman, horseman, hussar, knight-errant, lancer, paladin
definition 2: a man with the bearing and manner of a knight; courtier.
synonyms:
caballero, chevalier, Galahad, gallant
similar words:
aristocrat, champion, gentleman, hero, nobleman, stalwart, valiant
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing offhand disregard; arrogant and disdainful.
His cavalier indifference angered her.
synonyms:
arrogant, disdainful, haughty, supercilious
similar words:
cocky, contemptuous, patronizing, scornful, vain
definition 2: carefree and offhand; nonchalant.
He's young and still taking a cavalier attitude toward his future.It was a serious question, but he answered in a rather cavalier manner.
synonyms:
careless, nonchalant
similar words:
blasť, casual, cool, cursory, flip, flippant, indifferent, offhand, perfunctory
derivation: cavalierness (n.)