Cavalier

Cav`a*lier"

, a. offhand; unceremonious; gay; easy; frank. Opposed to serious.
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The plodding, persevering scupulous accuracy of the one, and the easy, cavalier, verbal fluency of the other, form a complete contrast.
Hazlitt.
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2. High-spirited. [Obs.] "The people are naturally not valiant, and not much cavalier." Suckling.
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3. Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
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4. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I. "An old Cavalier family." Beaconsfield.
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