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nobility

noun uk   /nəʊˈbɪl.ə.ti/ /nəˈ-/ us    /noʊˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

nobility noun (MORAL)

[U] honesty, courage, and kindness: nobility of spirit/purpose

nobility noun (HIGH RANK)

the nobility [S, + sing/pl verb] the people of the highest social rank in a society, considered as a group: members of the nobility
Translations of “nobility”
in Korean 고귀함…
in Arabic نُبالة…
in Portuguese nobreza…
in Catalan noblesa…
in Japanese 気高さ…
in Italian nobiltà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 道德的, 高尚,偉大,崇高…
in Russian благородство…
in Turkish asalet, soyluluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 道德的, 高尚,伟大,崇高…
in Polish szlachetność…
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