Meaning of NOBLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ noʊb(ə)l ]

( nobles, nobler, noblest)


If you say that someone is a noble person, you admire and respect them because they are unselfish and morally good.

He was an upright and noble man who was always willing to help in any way he could...

I wanted so much to believe he was pure and noble.

ADJ [ approval ]

• no‧bly

Eric’s sister had nobly volunteered to help with the gardening...

ADV : ADV with v


If you say that something is a noble idea, goal, or action, you admire it because it is based on high moral principles.

He had implicit faith in the noble intentions of the Emperor...

We’ll always justify our actions with noble sounding theories...

ADJ [ approval ]


If you describe something as noble , you think that its appearance or quality is very impressive, making it superior to other things of its type.

...the great parks with their noble trees.

= fine



Noble means belonging to a high social class and having a title.

Although he was of noble birth he lived as a poor man.

= aristocratic

ADJ : usu ADJ n

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