Having the qualities of a perfect gentleman, such as courage, honor, and courtesy.
From old french chevalerie, from chevalier "knight".
- He was chivalrous and opened the door for her.
- Chivalrous behavior is a sign of respect and honor.
- He was chivalrous and carried her bag for her.
- The chivalrous knight rode off to save the damsel in distress.
- His chivalrous actions impressed the entire court.