Definitions: gracious courtesy and high-minded consideration; valiant; other qualities include: courage, honor, generosity, and loyalty

Comment: Even though this quality normally refers to men, that shouldn’t stop women from aspiring to its noble ideals. The feminine term for chivalrous is virago, viraginous: a woman of great stature, strength, and courage.

See also: Virile

Fictional Figure: Don Quixote strives to be chivalrous even though his worldview is fanciful. — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha