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
The Editor takes a cavalier attitude to the concept of fact checking.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 chevalier, equestrian, horseman, knight, royalist
2 beau, blade (archaic) escort, gallant, gentleman
3 arrogant, condescending, curt, disdainful, haughty, insolent, lofty, lordly, offhand, scornful, supercilious
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