Kingly vs Noble - What's the difference?

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Kingly is a related term of noble.

As an adjective kingly

is majestic and regal.

As an adverb kingly

is in a royal manner.

As a proper noun noble is




Etymology 1

From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.


  • Majestic and regal.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • * kingly magnificence
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a kingly government
  • * Shakespeare
  • the kingly couch
  • * G. Massey
  • The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
  • * Cowper
  • Leave kingly' backs to cope with ' kingly cares.
    Derived terms
    * kingliness

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) kyngly, from (etyl) *.


    (en adverb)
  • In a royal manner.
  • noble


    (wikipedia noble)


    (en noun)
  • An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood.
  • This country house was occupied by nobles in the 16th century.
  • * 1499 , (John Skelton), The Bowge of Courte :
  • I lyked no thynge his playe, / For yf I had not quyckely fledde the touche, / He had plucte oute the nobles of my pouche.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • And who shall then stick closest to ye, and excite others? not he who takes up armes for cote and conduct, and his four nobles of Danegelt.
  • * 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 93:
  • There, before the high altar, as the choir's voices soared upwards to the blue, star-flecked ceiling, Henry knelt and made his offering of a ‘noble in gold’, 6s 8d.


    * commoner * plebeian


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * half-noble * noble gas


    (en adjective)
  • Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character.
  • Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid.
  • *, chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
  • Of exalted rank; of or relating to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn.
  • Synonyms

    * (having honorable qualities) great, honorable * (of exalted rank) superior


    * (having honorable qualities) ignoble, mean, vile, despicable * (of exalted rank) inferior * (distinguished from the masses by birth) plebeian

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the adjective) * ennoble * nobility * noble-minded * noble gas * nobleman * noble metal * nobleness * noble rot * noblewoman * nobley

    See also

    * honorable




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