Definition of chivalrous
- chivalrous warriors
- appreciated the chivalrous acts of the general
- A chivalrous man offered the woman his seat on the crowded bus.
a kind and chivalrous man
still engages in chivalrous behavior, such as holding doors for people
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: behaving in an honorable or polite way especially toward women
: showing respect and politeness especially toward women
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