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cavalier

  

      adj  
1    showing haughty disregard; offhand  
      n  
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  


Cavalier  
      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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Cavalier  
      n   a supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War  
   Compare       Roundhead  


cavalier  
      adj  
1    showing haughty disregard; offhand  
      n  
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  
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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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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