What does Cavalier mean?

Definitions for Cavalierˌkæv əˈlɪər, ˈkæv əˌlɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Cavalier.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cavalier, chevalier(noun)

    a gallant or courtly gentleman

  2. Cavalier, Royalist(adj)

    a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War

  3. cavalier, high-handed(adj)

    given to haughty disregard of others


  1. Cavalier(a.)

    offhand; unceremonious; gay; easy; frank. Opposed to serious.


  1. cavalier(Noun)

    A military man serving on horse.

  2. cavalier(Noun)

    A sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.

  3. cavalier(Noun)

    One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.

  4. cavalier(Noun)

    A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.

  5. cavalier(Noun)

    A well mannered man; a gentleman.

  6. cavalier(Adjective)

    Not caring enough about something important.

    The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.

  7. cavalier(Adjective)


  8. cavalier(Adjective)

    Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.

  9. cavalier(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavalier(noun)

    a military man serving on horseback; a knight

  2. Cavalier(noun)

    a gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant

  3. Cavalier(noun)

    one of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament

  4. Cavalier(noun)

    a work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts

  5. Cavalier(adj)

    gay; easy; offhand; frank

  6. Cavalier(adj)


  7. Cavalier(adj)

    supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque

  8. Cavalier(adj)

    of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I

  9. Origin: [F. cavalier, It. cavaliere, LL. caballarius, fr. L. caballus. See Cavalcade, and cf. Chevalier, Caballine.]


  1. Cavalier

    Cavalier was the name used by Parliamentarians for a Royalist supporter of King Charles I and his son Charles II during the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the Restoration. Prince Rupert, commander of much of Charles I's cavalry, is often considered an archetypical Cavalier. Their clothes were leather knee high boots, tunics and hats complete with plumes

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cavalier

    kav-al-ēr′, n. a knight: a Royalist in the great Civil War: a swaggering fellow: a gallant or gentleman in attendance upon a lady, as her escort or partner in a dance or the like: in military fortification, a raised work so situated as to command the neighbouring country.—adj. like a cavalier: gay: war-like: haughty, supercilious, free-and-easy.—v.i. to act as cavalier.—adj. Cavalier′ish.—n. Cavalier′ism.—adv. Cavalier′ly.—n. Cavalier′o, a cavalier.—Cavaliere-servente (It.), one who waits upon a lady, esp. a married lady, with fantastic devotion—a cicisbeo. [Fr.,—It. cavallo. See Cavalcade.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cavalier in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cavalier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike McKeever:

    Don’t be cavalier about paying the money back, that kind of attitude could ruin the relationship.

  2. John Paff:

    It was extreme, in my view, because of the cavalier attitude, the way this cop acted, this is outrageous.

  3. Jayme Wiggins:

    We're not being too cavalier: some leveraged companies are going to die, and we're trying to pick our spots carefully.

  4. Wasserman Schultz:

    Cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable. Mike Huckabee must apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.

  5. John Boehner:

    When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so. When an organization monetizes an unborn child -- and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video -- we must all act.

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