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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shiv-uh l-ruh s]
    • /ˈʃɪv əl rəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shiv-uh l-ruh s]
    • /ˈʃɪv əl rəs/

Definitions of chivalrously word

  • adjective chivalrously having the qualities of chivalry, as courage, courtesy, and loyalty. 1
  • adjective chivalrously considerate and courteous to women; gallant. 1
  • adjective chivalrously gracious and honorable toward an enemy, especially a defeated one, and toward the weak or poor. 1
  • noun chivalrously In a chivalrous manner. 1

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Origin of chivalrously

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English chevalrous < Middle French chevalerous, equivalent to chevalier chevalier + -ous -ous

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Parts of speech for Chivalrously


chivalrously popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for chivalrously

adv chivalrously

  • valiantly — boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
  • boldly — not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  • gamely — in a game or plucky manner: They struggled gamely.
  • heroically — Also, heroical. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine.
  • gallantly — brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.

adverb chivalrously

  • courageously — possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.

Antonyms for chivalrously

adv chivalrously

  • fearfully — causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful apparition.
  • timidly — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
  • selfishly — devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
  • grudgingly — displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness: grudging acceptance of the victory of an opponent.
  • sparingly — economical (often followed by in or of).

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