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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel-bawrn]
    • /ˈwɛlˈbɔrn/
    • /ˈwel.ˈbɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-bawrn]
    • /ˈwɛlˈbɔrn/

Definitions of wellborn word

  • adjective wellborn born of a good, noble, or highly esteemed family. 1
  • noun wellborn (used with a plural verb) wellborn persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the pride and assurance of the wellborn. 1
  • noun wellborn Of aristocratic or high-ranking birth. 1

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Origin of wellborn

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren. See well1, born

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Parts of speech for Wellborn


wellborn popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for wellborn

adjective wellborn

  • aristocratic — Aristocratic means belonging to or typical of the aristocracy.
  • blue blood — If you say that someone has blue blood, you mean that they are from a family that has a high social rank.
  • highborn — of high rank by birth.
  • noble — distinguished by rank or title.
  • patrician — a person of noble or high rank; aristocrat.

Antonyms for wellborn

adjective wellborn

  • lowly — humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
  • ignoble — of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base: his ignoble purposes.
  • servile — slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile flatterers.
  • aristocratic — Aristocratic means belonging to or typical of the aristocracy.
  • undignified — characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous: dignified conduct.

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