cavalierly cavalierly  /ˌkæ və ˈlɪr li/


  • (adv) in a proud and domineering manner


  1. The episode showed Clinton and his aides acting hastily, naively and cavalierly in brushing aside Baird's early warning that she had employed two undocumented Peruvians in her home.
  2. What concerns Shander most is how blood has become a convenient tool for his fellow anesthesiologists, and how it is sometimes used cavalierly when it need not be given at all.
  3. Most of the transit union's 15,000 members, however, cavalierly dismissed the action, and more than 75% of the city's trains ran on schedule.


  1. Review: 'The Summit' interesting, but not ultimately satisfying

    When George Mallory was preparing an expedition in the 1920s to climb Mt. Everest he was asked by a newspaper reporter why he wanted to climb the mountain, to which Mallory cavalierly replied,…
    on October 11, 2013     Source: Suburban Journals

  2. Boise Mourns Dead Cyclists During Twilight Silent Ride

    The evening light was just beginning to fade when Jimmy Hallyburton of the Boise Bicycle Project, pant legs rolled cavalierly about his ankles, took the stage—a green painted park bench at Sunset Park on the edge of Boise's North End neighborhood. The heads of about 40 area bicyclists, police officers and media turned.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on October 9, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly


  1. "If this becomes a news story or a series of news stories other than Olympic events, we are certainly there to cover them," Ebersol said. "But we're not going to cavalierly blow off sporting events to show news."
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Dick Ebersol Source: Broadcasting & Cable

  2. "Shame on us if we cavalierly walk away and think we can do this another time. . . . This is about whether or not we're going to make a commitment to the middle class and a commitment to American manufacturing," added Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Debbie Stabenow Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

  3. Kerry added: "I will never be a commander in chief who just cavalierly, ideologically and arrogantly dismisses the advice of our best military commanders in the United States."
    on Oct 18, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: Washington Post

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