Definition of Noblesse

1. Noun. The state of being of noble birth.

Exact synonyms: Nobility
Generic synonyms: Position, Status
Specialized synonyms: Purple
Derivative terms: Noble



2. Noun. Members of the nobility (especially of the French nobility).
Generic synonyms: Aristocracy, Nobility
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic

Definition of Noblesse

1. Noun. The quality of being noble; nobleness. ¹

2. Noun. The nobility; peerage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Noblesse

1. the nobility [n -S] - See also: nobility

Medical Definition of Noblesse

1. 1. Dignity; greatness; noble birth or condition. 2. The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively, including males and females. Origin: F. Noblesse. See Noble. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Noblesse

noble eightfold path
noble element
noble gas
noble gases
noble metal
noble metals
noble rot
nobleite
nobleman
noblemen
nobleness
noblenesses
nobler
nobles
nobless
noblesse (current term)
noblesse oblige
noblesses
noblest
noblewoman
noblewomen
nobley
nobleye
nobleys
nobly
nobodies
nobody
nobody's
nobody's perfect
nobs

Literary usage of Noblesse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"noblesse OBLIGE [Speech of George William Curtis at the Harvard Alumni dinner ... which says to him, noblesse oblige. The youngest scion of the oldest house ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. aristocracy, gentility (now chiefly depreciatory), noblesse (French), classes (pi. ... Referring to the quality or state: nobleness, noblesse (French), ..."

3. Courtly Love in Chaucer and Gower by William George Dodd (1913)
"A Balade of Complaint • Womanly noblesse Unlike the other lyrics so far considered, the Balade of Complaint and Womanly noblesse have a ring of sincerity ..."

4. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"Thus they constituted a real noblesse, or caste apart from the people, until the Revolution at a single blow destroyed all their privileges. ..."

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