SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of chivalrous 1300–50; Middle English chevalrous
Middle French chevalerous,
-ous -ous Related forms chiv·al·rous·ly, adverb chiv·al·rous·ness, noun non·chiv·al·rous, adjective non·chiv·al·rous·ly, adverb non·chiv·al·rous·ness, noun su·per·chiv·al·rous, adjective su·per·chiv·al·rous·ly, adverb su·per·chiv·al·rous·ness, noun un·chiv·al·rous, adjective un·chiv·al·rous·ly, adverb un·chiv·al·rous·ness, noun
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Related Words for unchivalrous crude
unchivalrous Examples from the Web for unchivalrous Historical Examples of unchivalrous
"Damn the women," was the
unchivalrous thought that rose to George's lips.
I'll be done with him for one,' added the
Yielding to circumstances he accepted what he bluntly pronounced, ungenerous and
The rest lay upon the hillside,—some past help, and all exposed to the fire of an
But he loved her, and he would have deemed it
unchivalrous to let her feel now that their relation to one another had changed. British Dictionary definitions for unchivalrous adjective gallant; courteous involving chivalry Derived Forms chivalrously, adverb chivalrousness, noun Word Origin for chivalrous
C14: from Old French
chevalerous, from chevalier
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Word Origin and History for unchivalrous adj.
un- (1) "not" + chivalrous. Related: Unchivalrously. Alternative unchivalric is recorded from 1851. adj.
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.
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