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1800, from chivalry on analogy of French chevalresque, from chevalier (see chevalier).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for chivalresque

Historical Examples

  • It is an antique virtue, that of forbearance; it is Biblical, nobly Arthurian, and chivalresque.

    The Pace That Kills

    Edgar Saltus

  • Cervantes wrote ‘Don Quixote’ as a satire on the Alcalde, who was a very proud man, full of chivalresque ideas.

  • The literature of the ancients is a transplanted literature with us; but romantic or chivalresque literature is indigenous.

    Women of Modern France (Illustrated)

    Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)

  • The legendary love which that charm inspired in Henri II had in it a troubadourian parade and a chivalresque effacement.