Definition of cavalierly in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkavəˈlirlē/ /ˌkævəˈlɪrli/


See cavalier

  • ‘After all, a school system that cavalierly advances children from grade to grade even if they haven't mastered basic reading and math skills is just hurting those kids.’
  • ‘One danger here is not that the issues will be treated too cavalierly - that their complexities will not be fully appreciated - but rather that they will be made to appear more difficult than necessary.’
  • ‘They cavalierly entered a pay-TV market about which they knew nothing, underestimated the severity of the competition's response and paid a ludicrous sum for the rights to broadcast football matches hardly anybody watches.’
  • ‘Genius and insanity: we throw the terms about cavalierly, as accusations or accolades, but they might simply reflect alternative expressions of the same level of intensity.’
  • ‘Motorists who so cavalierly put the lives of others at risk should face a mandatory period of suspension, of some several years, before being allowed to take the test afresh.’



/ˌkavəˈlirlē/ /ˌkævəˈlɪrli/