Cavalier

Definition of Cavalier

Cav`a`lier´   Pronunciation: kăv`å`lēr´
n.1.A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
2.A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
3.One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
4.(Fort.) A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
a.1.offhand; unceremonious; gay; easy; frank. Opposed to serious.
The plodding, persevering scupulous accuracy of the one, and the easy, cavalier, verbal fluency of the other, form a complete contrast.
2.High-spirited.
3.Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
4.Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.

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