adjective \ˈshi-vəl-rəs\

: behaving in an honorable or polite way especially toward women

: showing respect and politeness especially toward women

Full Definition of CHIVALROUS

:  valiant
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of chivalry and knight-errantry
a :  marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy
b :  marked by gracious courtesy and high-minded consideration especially to women
chiv·al·rous·ly adverb
chiv·al·rous·ness noun

Examples of CHIVALROUS

  1. a kind and chivalrous man
  2. <still engages in chivalrous behavior, such as holding doors for people>

First Known Use of CHIVALROUS

14th century


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