Need another word that means the same as “chivalrous”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “chivalrous” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Chivalrous” are: gallant, knightly, gentlemanly, honourable, respectful, thoughtful, considerate, protective, attentive, noble, chivalric
Chivalrous as an Adjective
Definitions of "Chivalrous" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “chivalrous” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Relating to the historical concept of chivalry.
- Being attentive to women like an ideal knight.
- Courteous and gallant, especially towards women (typically used of a man or his behaviour.
Synonyms of "Chivalrous" as an adjective (11 Words)
|attentive||(often followed by `to’) giving care or attention.|
An attentive suitor.
|chivalric||Characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages.|
|considerate||Showing concern for the rights and feelings of others.|
Friends considerate enough to leave us alone.
|gallant||(of a man) charmingly attentive and chivalrous to women.|
Put up a gallant resistance to the attackers.
|gentlemanly||Befitting a gentleman.|
A gentlemanly profession.
|honourable||Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent.|
A decent and honourable man.
|knightly||Being attentive to women like an ideal knight.|
The knightly years.
|noble||Inert especially toward oxygen.|
The Duchess of Kent and several other noble ladies.
|protective||Solicitously caring or mindful.|
Animals with protective coloring.
|respectful||Full of or exhibiting respect.|
They sit in respectful silence.
|thoughtful||Taking heed giving close and thoughtful attention.|
A deeply thoughtful essay.
Usage Examples of "Chivalrous" as an adjective
- The concept of chivalrous combat.
- Shall I be chivalrous and offer you my coat?
Associations of "Chivalrous" (30 Words)
|affable||Diffusing warmth and friendliness.|
An affable and agreeable companion.
|benign||Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence.|
|chivalry||The medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct.|
The age of chivalry.
|civility||Formal or perfunctory politeness.|
I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect.
|comely||According with custom or propriety.|
A comely face.
|comity||Courtesy and considerate behaviour towards others.|
A show of public comity in the White House.
|courteous||Polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.|
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world.
|courtesy||(especially of transport) supplied free of charge to people who are already paying for another service.|
He treated the players with courtesy and good humour.
|couth||Good manners; refinement.|
It is more couth to hold your shrimp genteelly by the tail when eating.
|curtsy||Perform a curtsy.|
She bobbed a curtsy to him.
|decorous||Characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct.|
Charlotte gave David a decorous kiss.
|favor||A feeling of favorable regard.|
The outcome was in his favor.
|genteel||Characterized by exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, or respectability.|
Her genteel upbringing.
|gesture||Direct someone somewhere by means of a gesture.|
He gestured his desire to leave.
|goodwill||The friendly hope that something will succeed.|
The scheme is dependent on goodwill between the two sides.
|gracious||Disposed to bestow favors.|
Greig was gracious in defeat.
|greeting||An acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting.|
Warm greetings to you all.
|handsome||(of a woman) striking and imposing rather than conventionally pretty.|
A handsome allowance.
|humble||Of low birth or station (`base’ is archaic in this sense.|
He built the business empire from humble beginnings.
|kindness||The quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic.|
He thanked them for their kindness and support.
|knighthood||Aristocrats holding the rank of knight.|
He received a knighthood in the Birthday Honours.
|merciful||Showing or exercising mercy.|
Sought merciful treatment for the captives.
|modest||Unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements.|
Comfortable but modest cottages.
|nice||A city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera.|
A nice dress.
|polite||Having or showing behaviour that is respectful and considerate of other people.|
|politely||In a respectful and considerate manner.|
I politely thanked him for the suggestion.
|respectful||Feeling or showing deference and respect.|
A respectful glance.
|respectfully||Used to express politeness to mitigate the effect of a refusal or disagreement.|
I must respectfully disagree with your claim.
|unassuming||Not pretentious or arrogant; modest.|
Unassuming to a fault skeptical about the value of his work.
|unpretentious||Not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed.|
A friendly and unpretentious hotel.