Definition of Noble-mindedness
1. Noun. Elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued.
Generic synonyms: Grandeur, Magnanimousness, Nobility, Nobleness
Derivative terms: High-minded, Idealist, Idealistic, Noble-minded
Lexicographical Neighbors of Noble-mindedness
Literary usage of Noble-mindedness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Love Letters of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh by Thomas Carlyle, Jane Welsh Carlyle (1908)
"Do you also think of all this ; not in any spirit of anger, but in that spirit of love and noble- mindedness, which you have always shown me. Anger? ..."
2. Addresses and Proceedings by National Education Association of the United States, National Teachers' Association (U.S.)., American Normal School Association, Central College Association (1902)
"The truth is that selfishness begets selfishness, and noble- mindedness begets noble-mindedness. The child unconsciously takes the measure of his teacher. ..."
3. The Flush of the Dawn: Notes on Art Education by Henry Turner Bailey (1910)
"That is not the first meaning of the word as given in the dictionary; its primary meaning is, "The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness. ..."