noble - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈnəʊb(ə)l/
adjectivenoble
comparativenobler
superlativenoblest
  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. 2
    belonging to the highest social class. In the UK, noble people usually have a title, for example Duke or Baroness
    of noble birth/descent/blood:

    a young man of noble birth

derived word

nobly

 

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/ˈnəʊbli/
adverb