Cavalierism Cav`a*lier"ism, n. The practice or principles of cavaliers. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • cavalierism — noun see cavalier II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cavalierism — cav·a·lier·ism …   English syllables

  • cavalierism — ˌkavəˈlirizəm noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized : the practice or principles of cavaliers, especially of the 17th century Cavaliers …   Useful english dictionary

  • cavalier — cavalierism, cavalierness, n. cavalierly, adv. /kav euh lear , kav euh lear /, n. 1. a horseman, esp. a mounted soldier; knight. 2. one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant. 3. a man escorting a woman or acting… …   Universalium

  • cavalier — I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian cavaliere, from Old Occitan cavalier, from Late Latin caballarius horseman, from Latin caballus Date: 1589 1. a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship 2. a mounted soldier ; knight 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snobbery — n snobbishness, snobbiness, snobbism, condescension, condescendence, patronage; conceit, conceitedness, Inf. uppishness, Inf. snootiness, Inf. snottiness; arrogance, high horse, haughtiness, hauteur, cavalierness, cavalierism; contemptuousness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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