noble Definition

  • 1having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals
  • 2belonging to a hereditary class with high social or political status; aristocratic
  • 3impressive in appearance or size

Using noble: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "noble" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was a noble man who always put others before himself.

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    The castle was once home to a noble family.

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    The horse had a noble bearing and a sleek coat.

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    She made a noble effort to save the company from bankruptcy.

noble Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for noble

Idioms Using noble

  • boxing


    He trained hard to become a champion in the noble art.

  • a morally justifiable goal or purpose


    Many people have sacrificed their lives for a noble cause.

  • noble-minded

    having or showing high moral principles and ideals


    She was a noble-minded person who always stood up for what was right.

Phrases with noble

  • noble gas

    any of the seven chemical elements that make up Group 18 (VIIIa) of the periodic table. They are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), radon (Rn), and oganesson (Og).


    Noble gases are used in lighting, welding, and space exploration.

  • a literary stock character who embodies the concept of an idealized indigene, outsider, or 'other' who has not been corrupted by civilization, and therefore symbolizes humanity's innate goodness.


    The idea of the noble savage was popularized during the Enlightenment period.

  • a beneficial form of botrytis fungus that affects wine grapes, causing them to partially shrivel and raisin, resulting in concentrated, sweet, and complex flavors in the wine.


    Noble rot is essential for the production of some of the world's finest dessert wines.

Origins of noble

from Old French 'noble', from Latin 'nobilis', meaning 'well-known, famous, renowned'


Summary: noble in Brief

The term 'noble' [ˈnoʊbl] refers to having high moral principles, belonging to a high social or political class, or being impressive in appearance or size. Examples include 'He was a noble man who always put others before himself.' and 'The horse had a noble bearing and a sleek coat.' The term extends into phrases like 'noble gas,' 'noble savage,' and idioms like 'noble cause,' denoting a morally justifiable goal or purpose.

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