"There is a cost to such a cavalier attitude," said Aparício, the former Bolivian ambassador to Washington.
Subversive guys with cavalier notions about female consent are nothing new.
Not only that, it will look like an admission that the Obama administration truly was cavalier with the safety of children.
“Some reporters may take a cavalier attitude about being a martyr for a cause,” the friend added.
Beinart is said to be cavalier about Jewish survival, his “liberalism” an opening to defeat and assimilation.
As long as our one cavalier has been lured away from us by Delia we might as well try to console one another, laughed Marjorie.
History has a cavalier way of recording the benefits of conquest.
Here was a perplexing and unforeseen dilemma; and how to dispose of the cavalier was a question of no slight importance.
"The rest of the planking's sure to be gone by this time," continues the cavalier.
Again he is a cavalier wearing his velvet mantle, and plumed hat, with the languid elegance of a gentleman of leisure.
1580s, from Italian cavalliere "mounted soldier, knight; gentleman serving as a lady's escort," from Late Latin caballarius "horseman," from Vulgar Latin caballus, the common Vulgar Latin word for "horse" (and source of Italian cavallo, French cheval, Spanish caballo, Irish capall, Welsh ceffyl), displacing Latin equus (see equine).
Sense advanced in 17c. to "knight," then "courtly gentleman" (but also, pejoratively, "swaggerer"), which led to the adjectival senses, especially "disdainful" (1650s). Meaning "Royalist adherent of Charles I" is from 1641. Meaning "one who devotes himself solely to attendance on a lady" is from 1817, roughly translating Italian cavaliere-servente. In classical Latin caballus was "work horse, pack horse," sometimes, disdainfully, "hack, nag." "Not a native Lat. word (as the second -a- would show), though the source of the borrowing is uncertain" [Tucker]. Perhaps from some Balkan or Anatolian language, and meaning, originally, "gelding." The same source is thought to have yielded Old Church Slavonic kobyla.
"disdainful," 1650s, from cavalier (n.). Earlier it meant "gallant" (1640s). Related: Cavalierly.
A skillful boxer as distinct from a slugger or caveman (1920s+ Prizefight)