chivalrous

[ shiv-uhl-ruhs ]
/ ˈʃɪv əl rəs /

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.

Nearby words

  1. chiungchou,
  2. chiusi,
  3. chiv,
  4. chivalresque,
  5. chivalric,
  6. chivalry,
  7. chivaree,
  8. chive,
  9. chives,
  10. chivvy

Origin of chivalrous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unchivalrous

chivalrous

/ (ˈʃɪvəlrəs) /

adjective

gallant; courteous
involving chivalry
Derived Formschivalrously, adverbchivalrousness, noun

Word Origin for chivalrous

C14: from Old French chevalerous, from chevalier

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Word Origin and History for unchivalrous
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