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cavalier

adjective

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having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • a cavalier and pompous boss, indifferent to the feelings of her subordinates

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cavalier

noun

Synonyms of cavalier (Entry 2 of 2)

an honorable and courteous man
  • a novel about the dashing cavaliers and gracious ladies of the South before the Civil War

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“Cavalier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cavalier. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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