cavalier

Cavalier means snobby. Someone who is cavalier has a bad attitude and regards other people as inferior.

The word cavalier dates from mid-16th-century French, from the Latin caballus, meaning “horse.” If you have a cavalier attitude, you look down on other people — as if you are sitting on a very tall horse and other people are sitting down there on the ground.

Primary Meanings of cavalier

1.
adj
given to haughty disregard of others
2.
n
a gallant or courtly gentleman
Full Definitions of cavalier
1

adj given to haughty disregard of others

Synonyms:
high-handed
domineering
tending to domineer
2

n a gallant or courtly gentleman

Synonyms:
chevalier
Type of:
male aristocrat
a man who is an aristocrat

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