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1    showing haughty disregard; offhand  
2    a gallant or courtly gentleman, esp. one acting as a lady's escort  
3    Archaic   a horseman, esp. one who is armed  
     (C16: from Italian cavaliere, from Old Provençal cavalier, from Late Latin caballarius rider, from caballus horse, of obscure origin)  
  cavalierly      adv  

      n   a supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War  
   Compare       Roundhead  
cavalier King Charles spaniel  
      n      See       King Charles spaniel  
Cavalier poets  
      pl n   a group of mid-17th century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I. Chief among them were Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace  
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adopt a detached attitude; relax
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
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