- having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty.
- considerate and courteous to women; gallant.
- gracious and honorable toward an enemy, especially a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor.
Origin of chivalrous
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Examples from the Web for chivalrously
She was pretty and soft, and had been chivalrously treated all her days.The Call of the Wild
And well and chivalrously did he sustain his high and sacred charge.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)
These are some of Gen. Hancocks men that treated me so chivalrously at Gettysburg.Drum Taps in Dixie
Delavan S. Miller
"He is of my family," said Jean Jacques firmly and chivalrously.The Money Master, Complete
How comes it that in this wild place you have learned to speak so chivalrously?The Black Douglas
S. R. Crockett
- gallant; courteous
- involving chivalry
Word Origin and History for chivalrously
mid-14c., from Old French chevaleros "knightly, noble, chivalrous," 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.