chivalrous

[shiv-uhl-ruhs]
adjective
1.
having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
2.
considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
3.
gracious and honorable toward an enemy, especially a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English chevalrous < Middle French chevalerous, equivalent to chevalier chevalier + -ous -ous

chivalrously, adverb
chivalrousness, noun
nonchivalrous, adjective
nonchivalrously, adverb
nonchivalrousness, noun
superchivalrous, adjective
superchivalrously, adverb
superchivalrousness, noun
unchivalrous, adjective
unchivalrously, adverb
unchivalrousness, noun


1. fearless, dauntless, valiant; courtly; faithful, true, devoted.


1. cowardly, rude, disloyal.
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chivalrous (ˈʃɪvəlrəs)
 
adj
1.  gallant; courteous
2.  involving chivalry
 
[C14: from Old French chevalerous, from chevalier]
 
'chivalrously
 
adv
 
'chivalrousness
 
n

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chivalrous
mid-14c., from O.Fr. chevalerous, from chevalier (see chevalier; also cf. chivalry). According to OED, obsolete in English and French from mid-16c. Not revived in French, but brought back in English late 18c. by romantic writers fond of medieval settings.
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Example sentences
He was chivalrous, the world was an adventure of himself.
It's a grim reminder that castles were not all for chivalrous knights and
  beautiful princesses.
The pulp fiction at the time dealt with chivalrous explorers going on
  adventures and conquering monsters in battles.
By nature adventurous and chivalrous, he fairly bounded to success once he was
  thrown upon his own re sources.
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