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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


Similarimpressive


Antonymsunimpressive

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


Antonymslowborn

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


Antonymsignoble

4. noble inert especially toward oxygen


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


Similarunreactive


Antonymsreactive


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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