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noble

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1 of high birth, rank, or station

  • despite his noble background, the prince is known for his unpretentious way with common people
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2 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature

  • the factory owner had a kind, noble disposition that showed in his unstinting generosity toward the poor
  • our country was founded on the noble ideas that are put forth in the Founding Fathers' writings
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5 of the very best kind

  • a noble racehorse
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out of this world, too much

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6 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement

  • a noble professor known internationally for his medical research
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moral, ethical, virtuous, righteous, noble mean conforming to a standard of what is right and good. moral implies conformity to established sanctioned codes or accepted notions of right and wrong.
    • the basic moral values of a community
ethical may suggest the involvement of more difficult or subtle questions of rightness, fairness, or equity.
    • committed to the highest ethical principles
virtuous implies moral excellence in character.
    • not a religious person, but virtuous nevertheless
righteous stresses guiltlessness or blamelessness and often suggests the sanctimonious.
    • wished to be righteous before God and the world
noble implies moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean, or dubious in conduct and character.
    • had the noblest of reasons for seeking office

noble

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a man or woman of high birth or social position

  • an elite school for children of nobles
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