Definition of chivalrous
1 : valiant chivalrous warriors
3a : marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy appreciated the chivalrous acts of the generalb : marked by gracious courtesy and high-minded consideration especially to women A chivalrous man offered the woman his seat on the crowded bus.
Examples of chivalrous in a Sentence
a kind and chivalrous man
still engages in chivalrous behavior, such as holding doors for people
Recent Examples of chivalrous from the Web
These women and their pain are largely unexplored in the film except as set-up for Parker’s Turner’s chivalrous turn to violence.
Legrand rescues Lulu on the street from a beating at the hands of Dédé, summoning the full measure of his chivalrous courage and striking the pimp.
Needless to say, the text of these messages is neither emotionally-nuanced nor chivalrous.
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Origin and Etymology of chivalrous
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of chivalrous
CHIVALROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chivalrous for English Language Learners
: behaving in an honorable or polite way especially toward women
: showing respect and politeness especially toward women
CHIVALROUS Defined for Kids
Definition of chivalrous for Students
1 : of or relating to a knight or knighthood chivalrous adventures
2 : having or showing honor, generosity, and courtesy a chivalrous and kind man
3 : showing special courtesy and regard to women chivalrous behavior
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