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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
 
875. Nobility.
 
  
NOUN:NOBILITY, rank, condition, distinction, optimacy [rare], blood, pur sang [F.], birth, high descent, order; quality, gentility; blue blood of Castile; “all the blood of all the Howards” [Pope]; caste of “Vere de Vere” [Tennyson]; ancien régime [F.].
  high life, haute monde [F.]; upper classes, upper ten [colloq.], upper ten thousand; the four hundred [U. S.]; élite [F.], aristocracy, great folks; fashionable world (fashion) [See Fashion].
  personage -, man- of -distinction, - mark, - rank; notables, notabilities; celebrity, bigwig [humorous], magnate, great man, star; big bug, big gun, great gun [colloq.]; gilded rooster [slang, U. S.]; magni nominis umbra [Lucan]; “every inch a king” [Lear].
  [THE NOBILITY] peerage, baronage; house of -lords, - peers; lords, - temporal and spiritual; noblesse; knightage.
  peer, noble, nobleman; lord, lording [archaic], lordling; grandee, magnifico, hidalgo; daimio, samurai, shizoku [Jap.]; don; aristocrat, swell [colloq.], threetailed bashaw; gentleman, squire, squireen [humorous, Eng.], patrician; laureate.
  gentry, gentlefolk; squirarchy or squirearchy, better sort, magnates, primates, optimates; pantisocracy.
  king (master) [See Master]; atheling [hist.]; prince, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron, thane [hist.], banneret, baronet, knight, chevalier, count, armiger, esquire, laird [Scot.]; signior, seignior; signor [It.], señor [Sp.], senhor [Pg.]; boyar or boyard [Russ.]; effendi, sheik or sheikh, emir, shereef or sherif, pasha, sahib; palsgrave [Ger. hist.], waldgrave, margrave; vavasor [feudal law].
  empress, queen, princess, duchess, marchioness, viscountess, countess; lady, doña [Sp.], dona [Pg.[; signora [It.], señora [Sp.], senhora [Pg.]; dame; memsahib.
  [INDIAN RULING CHIEFS] raja, rana, rao, rawal, rawat, rai, raikwar, raikbar, raikat; maharaja, maharana, maharao &c.; Gaekwar [lit. cowherd; Baroda]; maharaja bahadur, raja bahadur, rai (or rao) bahadur; rai (or rao) sahib; jám, thakur [all Hindu titles].
  nawab, wali, sultan, ameer or amir, mir, mirza, mian, khan; Nizam, nawab bahadur, khan bahadur, khan sahib [all Moham. titles].
  sirdar or sardar, diwan or dewan [both Hindu and Moham. titles].
  [HONORIFICS] shahzada [“King’s son”], kumar or kunwar [“prince”]; mirza [when appended it signifies “prince”; when prefixed, “Mr.”]; arbab [“lord”]; malik [“master”]; khanzada [“son of a khan”]; huzur or huzoor [“the presence”].
  [FEMALE TITLES] rani, maharani [Hindu]; sultana, malikah, begum or begam [Moham.].
  shahzadi, kumari or kunwari, raj-kumari, malikzadi, khanam [all equivalent to “princess”].
  [RANK OR OFFICE] kingship, dukedom, marquisate, earldom; viscountship, viscounty, viscountcy; lordship, baronetcy, knighthood, donship.
  
VERB:be noble &c. adj.
  
ADJECTIVE:NOBLE, exalted; of rank &c. n.; princely, titled, patrician, aristocratic; highborn, well-born; of gentle blood; genteel, comme il faut [F.], gentleman-like, courtly (fashionable) [See Fashion]; highly respectable.
  
ADVERB:in high quarters.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Adel sitzt im Gemüthe nicht im Geblüte.
  2. Adelig und edel sind zweierlei.
  3. Noblesse oblige.

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