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 consideration especially to women Synonyms: see civilchivalrously adverbchivalrousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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