cavalier meaning, cavalier definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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cavalier  

  
If you describe a person or their behaviour as cavalier, you are criticizing them because you think that they do not consider other people's feelings or take account of the seriousness of a situation.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
The Editor takes a cavalier attitude to the concept of fact checking.     
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cavalier  


      n  
1    chevalier, equestrian, horseman, knight, royalist  
2    beau, blade     (archaic)   escort, gallant, gentleman  
      adj  
3    arrogant, condescending, curt, disdainful, haughty, insolent, lofty, lordly, offhand, scornful, supercilious  

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cavalry, caviare, caviar, caliber

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