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English noun: nobility

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


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


Broader (hypernym)position, status

Narrower (hyponym)purple

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