What is another word for countess?

Pronunciation: [kˈa͡ʊntɛs] (IPA)

Countess is a title given to a noblewoman in various European countries, but there are other words that can be used to refer to someone of similar rank or status. One example is the term "earl" or "count," which is the male equivalent of a countess. Another word that can be used is "baroness," which refers to a woman who holds the title of baron. Some other synonyms for countess include "marquess" or "marchioness," and "viscountess." These words are often used interchangeably in literature, but each carries its own distinct connotations and historical significance. Despite their differences, all these words are used to describe a woman of noble birth and high status.

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    • Proper noun, singular
      Contessa, comtesse.
    • Interjection

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What are the opposite words for countess?

The word "countess" refers to a noblewoman of high rank in a European monarchy. However, there are several antonyms that indicate the opposite of being a countess. Some of these antonyms include commoner, peasant, worker, laborer, and average person. These terms indicate individuals who do not hold any noble titles or privileges and belong to the lower class of society. In contrast, a countess enjoys social status, wealth, and power as a member of the aristocracy. Thus, these antonyms highlight the difference in social hierarchy and emphasize the privileges and responsibilities that come with being a countess.

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Usage examples for Countess

The countess is represented to have been as lovely in person as in mind, the very idol of the court, and surrounded by admirers to the last moment.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Lassalle suspected the object of her journey, and said to the countess, in the presence of two young friends, Could we not obtain possession of this bond?
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
There sat a young countess who as I heard had been parted from her husband, in order to avoid all excitement, but she was not too ill to notice my simple old-fashioned dress, which she scanned from head to foot, and then with a crushing look, she wrapped herself up in her cashemere burnouss, as I sat on the bench beside her.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Countess

  • There is a Polish countess here, who likes me much. She has been very handsome, still is, in the style of the full-blown rose. She is a widow, very rich, one of the emancipated women, naturally vivacious, and with talent. This woman ; she says, "How happy you are; so free, so serene, so attractive, so self-possessed!" I say not a word, but I do not look on myself as particularly enviable. A little money would have made me much more so; a little money would have enabled me to come here long ago, and find those that belong to me, or at least try my experiments; then my health would never have sunk, nor the best years of my life been wasted in useless friction. Had I money now, — could I only remain, take a faithful servant, and live alone, and still see those I love when it is best, that would suit me. It seems to me, very soon I shall be calmed, and begin to enjoy.
    Margaret Fuller
  • so the countess passed on until she came through the little park, where Niobe presented her with a cabinet, and so departed.
    T. S. Eliot
  • The generality labour under the delusion, that when they have lighted and filled their rooms, they have done their all. They never were more in error. Lighting is much—crowding is much also—but there lacks “something more exquisite still.” This something the countess possessed in its perfection. Any can assemble a crowd, but few can make it mingle.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • “Your concept is a tremendous network of inconsistencies.” “In what way?” the countess said, not very much interested. “It seems to be based on reverence for the young, and an extremely patient and protective attitude toward their physical and mental welfare. Yet you make them live in these huge caves, utterly out of contact with the natural world, and you teach them to be afraid of death—which of course makes them a little insane, because there is nothing anybody can do about death. It is like teaching them to be afraid of the second law of thermodynamics, just because living matter sets that law aside for a very brief period.
    James Blish
  • In all of nature, a male belongs to a female that he fancies and who fancies him. And so among the animals there are no idiots. But with us!... I'm a Jew, so I musn't love a Christian woman... He's a merchant, so he's got no right to a countess... And you who've got no money, you've no rights to any woman at all...
    Bolesław Prus

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