noble-mindedness
noble-mindedness oble-mindedness n. elevated ideals or conduct.

Syn: high-mindedness, idealism. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Noble-mindedness — Noble minded No ble mind ed, a. Having a noble mind; of high moral or intellectual character; honorable; magnanimous. {No ble mind ed*ness}, n. Syn: exalted, high flown, high minded, lofty, idealistic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noble-mindedness — noun elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued • Syn: ↑high mindedness, ↑idealism • Derivationally related forms: ↑noble minded, ↑idealistic (for: ↑idealism), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • noble-mindedness — no·ble mind·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • noble-minded — noble mindedly, adv. noble mindedness, n. /noh beuhl muyn did/, adj. characterized by morally admirable thought or motives; righteous; worthy. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • noble-minded — adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑exalted, ↑elevated, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-mindedness — noun elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued • Syn: ↑idealism, ↑noble mindedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑noble minded (for: ↑noble mindedness), ↑idealistic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • elevated — I noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level • Syn: ↑elevated railway, ↑elevated railroad, ↑el, ↑overhead railway • Hypernyms: ↑railway, ↑railroa …   Useful english dictionary

  • exalted — adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style (Freq. 2) an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑elevated, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-flown — adjective 1. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals) high flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school a high sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution • Syn: ↑high sounding, ↑inflated • Similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • idealistic — adjective 1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑exalted, ↑elevated, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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