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chivalrous

[ shiv-uhl-ruhs ]
/ ˈʃɪv əl rəs /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of chivalrous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chivalrous

chivalrous
/ (ˈʃɪvəlrəs) /

adjective

gallant; courteous
involving chivalry

Derived forms of chivalrous

chivalrously, adverbchivalrousness, noun

Word Origin for chivalrous

C14: from Old French chevalerous, from chevalier
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