ennobling ennobling  /ɪ ˈnoʊb lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) investing with dignity or honor
  2. (adj) tending to exalt

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But others may notice that a less than ennobling odor surrounded the entire affair, and wonder what it is about modern democracy that seems to require living victims.
  2. Defiantly old-fashioned, the film wants viewers to believe not so much in vampires as in the existence of an anachronistic movie notion: a love that is convulsive and ennobling.
  3. Abortion, of course, is a painful issue that has given rise to few ennobling ideas.

News

  1. A life, from street-sweeper to band director

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Music is the love of his life, the grandeur that moves him to greater spiritual heights, an ennobling passion, from jiving and playing marching band music to celebrating orchestral and church music. "God has a purpose for all of us from birth," Doxey Jerome ...
    on February 24, 2014     Source: The Washington Times

  2. The Lean System of Motivation

    Lawrence M. Miller, author of "Getting to Lean - Transformational Change Management" The most effective systems optimize an ennobling purpose, the social bonds of strong teamwork and the availability of individual incentives. The most effective systems optimize an ennobling purpose, the social bonds of strong teamwork and the availability of individual incentives. read more
    on February 24, 2014     Source: Industry Week

Quotes

  1. "They had been poor themselves and I have since been poor, and I quite agree with them that this is not an ennobling experience," Rowling said today. "Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty...
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: JK Rowling Source: Bloomberg

  2. In his acceptance speech, Taube said: "Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture and is in itself ennobling. Each new insight into how the atoms in their interactions express themselves in structure and transformations, not only of...
    on Nov 19, 2005 By: Henry Taube Source: CBC.ca

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