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noble

no·ble

noble

 
 
pronunciation:
no bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: nobler, noblest
definition 1: of, concerning, or belonging to a class of society that bears hereditary titles of rank or status; aristocratic.
When she married a duke, she became part of a noble family.
synonyms:
aristocratic, blue-blooded, highborn
antonyms:
common, humble, ignoble, plebeian
similar words:
patrician, royal, titled
definition 2: of high or excellent mind, character, or virtues; not motivated by low or petty concerns.
Putting yourself at risk to help another is a noble act.
synonyms:
elevated, lofty, virtuous
antonyms:
base, dastardly, dishonorable, ignoble, petty, small-minded
similar words:
chivalrous, high-minded, honorable, magnanimous, proud, upright
definition 3: imposing, grand, or magnificent.
The old library is flanked by lofty, noble trees.The doctors made a noble effort to save the patient.
synonyms:
grand, imposing, impressive, magnificent, majestic, stately, sublime
antonyms:
humble, unimpressive
similar words:
baronial, gallant, glorious, lofty, lordly, proud, regal, splendid
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person of noble status or birth.
The king granted more land to the nobles.
synonyms:
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician
antonyms:
commoner, plebeian
similar words:
gentleman, gentlewoman, lady, majesty, nobleman, noblewoman, peer, silk-stocking
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derivations: nobly (adv.), nobleness (n.)
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