having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
unable to move or resist motion
impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
An old English gold coin.
a titled peer of the realm
not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"