Definition of


  1. (noun, group) members of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)
  2. (noun, state) the state of being of noble birth

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Synonyms of Noblesse


Alternate forms of Noblesse

Hyponyms: purple

Hypernyms: aristocracy, nobility, position, status

Origin of the word Noblesse

  1. early 13c., "noble birth or condition," from O.Fr. noblece (Fr. noblesse), from V.L. *nobilitia, from L. nobilis (see noble). French phrase noblesse oblige "privilege entails responsibility" is first attested in Eng. 1837. more

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Words that sound like Noblesse

nabalus, nablus, naples, nebulose, nebulous, neoplasia, nepalese, nephology, niblick, noble gas, nonplus, nonpublic, nova lox, novelise, novelize, nymphalis

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