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1. noblesse

noun. ['noʊˈblɛs'] members of the nobility (especially of the French nobility).

Synonyms

  • aristocracy

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • lowborn

Etymology

  • noblesse (Anglo-Norman)

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2. noblesse

noun. ['noʊˈblɛs'] the state of being of noble birth.

Synonyms

  • position
  • nobility
  • status

Antonyms

  • unrhetorical
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • subordinate

Etymology

  • noblesse (Anglo-Norman)

3. oblige

verb. ['əˈblaɪdʒ'] force somebody to do something.

Synonyms

  • coerce
  • impose
  • obligate
  • walk
  • apply
  • force
  • shame
  • condemn
  • have
  • squeeze
  • act
  • clamor
  • move
  • induce
  • enforce
  • thrust
  • get
  • compel
  • make
  • stimulate
  • cause
  • pressure
  • hale

Antonyms

  • exempt
  • repulsion
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force

Etymology

  • obliger (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • obligo (Latin)

4. oblige

verb. ['əˈblaɪdʒ'] bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.

Synonyms

  • bind
  • indent
  • relate
  • article
  • obligate
  • tie down
  • hold
  • pledge

Antonyms

  • ride
  • misbehave
  • uncover
  • defy

Etymology

  • obliger (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • obligo (Latin)

5. oblige

verb. ['əˈblaɪdʒ'] provide a service or favor for someone.

Synonyms

  • follow
  • comply
  • accommodate

Antonyms

  • civilian
  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force

Etymology

  • obliger (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • obligo (Latin)

Example sentences of the word noblesse-oblige


1. Noun Phrase
Debs are introduced to a tradition of noblesse oblige at coming-out events that involves them, in varying degrees, in fundraising for the charity associated with a debutante ball.

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