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English noun: nobility

1. nobility (group) a privileged class holding hereditary titles


Synonymsaristocracy


Broader (hypernym)elite, elite group


Narrower (hyponym)baronage, baronetage, knighthood, noblesse, peerage, samurai


Instance hyponymFerdinand and Isabella, William and Mary


Member holonymaristocrat, blue blood, patrician

2. nobility (attribute) the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct


Synonymsgrandeur, magnanimousness, nobleness


Broader (hypernym)honorableness, honourableness


Narrower (hyponym)high-mindedness, idealism, noble-mindedness, sublimity


Attributeignoble, noble

3. nobility (state) the state of being of noble birth


Synonymsnoblesse


Broader (hypernym)position, status


Narrower (hyponym)purple









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