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Definition of noble adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , noblest
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  1. 1having fine personal qualities that people admire, such as courage, honesty, and care for others a noble leader noble ideals He died for a noble cause. It was very noble of you to go so far to take him home. compare ignoble
  2. 2very impressive in size or quality synonym splendid a noble building
  3. 3belonging to the nobility (= families of high social rank) synonym aristocratic a man of noble birth one of the noblest families in Portugal
  4. NAmE//ˈnoʊbli//
    adverb She bore the disappointment nobly. to be nobly born
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