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English definition of “noble”


adjective (CAUSING ADMIRATION)    /ˈnəʊ.bl̩/ US  /ˈnoʊ-/
causing admiration because of a particular appearance or quality : a noble bearing / gesture a building with a noble façade AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant nobly     /-bli/ adverb Virtue and moral good
(Definition of noble adjective (CAUSING ADMIRATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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