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noble

adjective

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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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6 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement
  • a noble professor known internationally for his medical research

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noble

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of noble (Entry 2 of 2)

a man or woman of high birth or social position
  • an elite school for children of nobles

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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

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The first known use of noble was in the 13th century

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“Noble.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/noble. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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