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adjective British English pronunciation: noble /ˈnəʊb(ə)l/ 
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adjectivenoble
comparativenobler
superlativenoblest

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  1. 1
    behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire

    a noble and courageous leader

    1. a.
      informal a noble action is one that you do to help other people, rather than for yourself. This word often shows that you don't think something is noble at all

      It was very noble of you to help.

      'Jack's offered to look after the kids.' 'How noble of him!'

  2. 3
    literary large and impressive

    noble and majestic buildings

    his noble brow

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nobly

 British English pronunciation: nobly /ˈnəʊbli/  adverb

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