Definition of cavalier adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkævəˈlɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkævəˈlɪr//
[usually before noun]
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not caring enough about something important or about the feelings of other people The government takes a cavalier attitude to the problems of prison overcrowding. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, from Italian cavaliere, based on Latin caballus ‘horse’. Compare with Spanish caballero and French chevalier.

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