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noble

adjective uk   /ˈnəʊ.bl̩/  us   /ˈnoʊ-/

noble adjective (MORAL)

C1 moral in an honest, brave, and kind way: a noble gesture His followers believe they are fighting for a noble cause.

noble adjective (HIGH RANK)

C1 belonging to a high social rank in a society, especially by birth: a noble family

noble adjective (CAUSING ADMIRATION)

causing admiration because of a particular appearance or quality: a noble bearing/gesture a building with a noble façade
nobly
adverb uk   us   /-bli/

noble

noun [C] uk   /ˈnəʊ.bl̩/  us   /ˈnoʊ-/
a person of the highest social group in some countries
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