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English adjective: noble

1. noble impressive in appearance

SamplesA baronial mansion.
An imposing residence.
A noble tree.
Severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses.
Stately columns.

Synonymsbaronial, imposing, stately



2. noble of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

SamplesOf noble birth.

Similararistocratic, aristocratical, august, blue, blue-blooded, coroneted, gentle, grand, highborn, imperial, kinglike, kingly, lordly, majestic, monarchal, monarchical, patrician, princely, purple, queenlike, queenly, regal, royal, royal, titled


3. noble having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

SamplesA noble spirit.
Noble deeds.

Similardignifying, elevated, ennobling, exalted, grand, greathearted, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, magnanimous, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime

See alsohonorable, honourable

Attributegrandeur, magnanimousness, nobility, nobleness


4. noble inert especially toward oxygen

SamplesA noble gas such as helium or neon.
Noble metals include gold and silver and platinum.



English noun: noble

1. noble (person) a titled peer of the realm

SynonymsLord, nobleman

Broader (hypernym)male aristocrat

Narrower (hyponym)armiger, baron, burgrave, count, duke, grandee, margrave, marquess, marquis, mesne lord, milord, palatine, palsgrave, peer, sire, thane, viscount

Instance hyponymDon Juan, Mortimer, Roger de Mortimer

Antonymsnoblewoman, peeress, lady

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