Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being cavalier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disdainful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being cavalier; arrogance; a disdainful manner.

Etymologies

cavalier +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sharp-tongued chairman of the Birmingham Central Mosque, Mohammad Naseem, greeted the worries about the potential mass murder of flying civilians with a cavalierness almost unbelievable under the circumstances.

    Balkinization

  • I'm not saying this doesn't happen up north, but down here it's the norm, or is carried to an even greater degree of cavalierness.

    Wise to bring laptop on visit?

  • Well, the episode was ended -- ended, moreover, with a good deal of cavalierness.

    The Firefly of France

  • She treats research and writing - the day-to-day work of most psychologists - with a pronounced cavalierness, neglecting to publish results even when they strike her as interesting.

    Boston.com Most Popular

  • I still cringe over Udagawa and Sakura's cavalierness in crime scenes (why can't they wear gloves all the time when they're investigating??), the lack of stab-stab-stab some more!? creativity in the murders, and Udagawa's willingness to sacrifice justice in favor of "love" (regardless that these were done for the comedy).

    Anime Nano!

  • Or what The subject changed, we didn't discuss it any farther, but I was left obsessing about the weirdness of my response, the irresponsibility of it, the cavalierness of even hinting that certain medications (addictive ones at that) might be better than something already prescribed for a condition I didn't explore, by another physician, for a person I didn't know terribly well.

    Shrink Rap

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