Definition of 'cavalier'
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The cavalier behaviour of the driver was too painful to deal with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet some people who have had their passport go missing say the Passport Office shows a cavalier attitude to the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To treat them in such a cavalier fashion is to court their displeasure. The Sun (2012)And people can be cavalier about protecting their privacy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet it would be quite wrong to deduce that he has a cavalier attitude to training. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Taxpayers will be appalled at the cavalier way money was spent. The Sun (2010)Her cavalier disregard for the law is not one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most organisations can be accused of a cavalier approach to where the money goes. The Sun (2013)They behaved in a cavalier fashion and caused resentment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There appears to be a cavalier attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her cavalier disregard for money caused headaches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said the failures reflected a wider cavalier attitude to privacy that the company needed to address. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So a school that treats pupils in a cavalier way is unlikely to make a profit for long. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the problem was neither in the lack of evidence nor that people were cavalier about the need for evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More disturbing in the quotation is the rather cavalier way it seems to sort lives into the meaningful and the meaningless. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Before skunk came on the scene lots of people were cavalier about cannabis, me included. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At present, people can be cavalier about fines. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The public should be thankful that some MPs have a conscience and not a cavalier disregard of democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)New laws introduced in 1980 encouraged them to become increasingly cavalier in their approach to lending just as their deposit bases were crumbling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their cavalier approach means I do not expect them to finish there. The Sun (2011)The idea of treating the lives of horses in so, as it were, cavalier a fashion increasingly upsets the nation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Finally, he should show deep contrition that his cavalier style of government led to the needless loss of life and injury of many allied soldiers and Iraqis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. cavalier is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cavalier'
British English: cavalier ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person or their behaviour as cavalier, you think that they do not consider other people's feelings or take account of the seriousness of a situation.
The editor takes a cavalier attitude to the concept of fact checking.
Definition of cavalier from the Collins English Dictionary
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