chivalrous

  • 1 Chivalrous — Chiv al*rous, a. [OF. chevalerus, chevalereus, fr. chevalier. See {Chivalry}.] Pertaining to chivalry or knight errantry; warlike; heroic; gallant; high spirited; high minded; magnanimous. [1913 Webster] In brave pursuit of chivalrous emprise.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 chivalrous — mid 14c., from O.Fr. chevaleros knightly, noble, chivalrous, from chevalier (see CHEVALIER (Cf. chevalier); also Cf. CHIVALRY (Cf. chivalry)). According to OED, obsolete in English and French from mid 16c. Not revived in French, but brought back… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 chivalrous — index civil (polite), magnanimous, meritorious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 chivalrous — gallant, courtly, courteous, polite, *civil Analogous words: *spirited, mettlesome, high spirited Antonyms: churlish Contrasted words: *rude, ungracious, discourteous: boorish, loutish, clownish (see under BOOR) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 chivalrous — [adj] valiant benevolent, big, bold, brave, considerate, courageous, courteous, courtly, gallant, gentlemanlike, great hearted, heroic, high minded, honorable, intrepid, lofty, magnanimous, manly, noble minded, polite, quixotic, spirited, sublime …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 chivalrous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a man) courteous and gallant, especially towards women. 2) relating to the historical notion of chivalry. DERIVATIVES chivalrously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 chivalrous — [shiv′əl rəs] adj. [ME chevalrous < OFr chevalereus: see CHIVALRY] 1. having the noble qualities of an ideal knight; gallant, courteous, honorable, etc. 2. of chivalry; chivalric SYN. CIVIL chivalrously adv. chivalrousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 chivalrous — [[t]ʃɪ̱vəlrəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) A chivalrous man is polite, kind, and unselfish, especially towards women. He was handsome, upright and chivalrous …

    English dictionary

  • 9 chivalrous — adjective a man who is chivalrous behaves in a polite, kind, generous, and honourable way, especially towards women: a chivalrous attitude towards the loser chivalrously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 chivalrous — adjective 1) his chivalrous treatment of women Syn: gallant, gentlemanly, honorable, respectful, considerate; courteous, polite, gracious, well mannered, mannerly; archaic gentle Ant: rude 2) chivalrous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 chivalrous — adj. Chivalrous is used with these nouns: ↑knight …

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  • 12 chivalrous — chiv|al|rous [ˈʃıvəlrəs] adj a man who is chivalrous behaves in a polite, kind, generous, and honourable way, especially towards women >chivalrously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 chivalrous — chiv|al|rous [ ʃıvəlrəs ] adjective a chivalrous man is polite and kind and shows respect to women ╾ chiv|al|rous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 chivalrous — UK [ˈʃɪvəlrəs] / US adjective a chivalrous man is polite and kind and shows respect to women Derived word: chivalrously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 15 chivalrous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. valiant 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of chivalry and knight errantry 3. a. marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy b. marked by gracious courtesy and high minded …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 chivalrous — chivalrously, adv. chivalrousness, n. /shiv euhl reuhs/, adj. 1. having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty. 2. considerate and courteous to women; gallant. 3. gracious and honorable toward an enemy, esp. a defeated one,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 chivalrous — adjective /ˈʃɪv.əl.ɹʌs/ a) honourable, especially to women. b) involving chivalry …

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  • 18 chivalrous — Synonyms and related words: aristocratic, benevolent, big, bighearted, bold, bold spirited, brave, ceremonious, charitable, chivalric, considerate, courageous, courteous, courtly, doughty, ducal, elevated, exalted, formal, gallant, generous,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 chivalrous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. knightly, gallant, noble, courteous, brave. See courtesy, courage, unselfishness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. courteous, courtly, gentlemanly, honorable, noble, heroic, valiant, courageous, gallant …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 chivalrous — chiv·al·rous || ʃɪvlrÉ™s adj. gentlemanly, considerate, gallant, loyal, courageous …

    English contemporary dictionary