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English definition of “noble”


adjective     /ˈnəʊbl/
GOOD honest, brave, and kind: a noble gesture He was a generous, noble man.Virtue and moral good
SOCIAL GROUP belonging to the highest social group of a society: She was born into an ancient, noble family.Royalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of noble adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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