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ig·no·ble

 (ĭg-nō′bəl)
adj.
1. Not noble in quality, character, or purpose; base or dishonorable. See Synonyms at base2.
2. Not of high social status; common.

[Middle English, of low birth, from Old French, from Latin ignōbilis : i-, in-, not; see in-1 + nōbilis, gnōbilis, noble; see noble.]

ig′no·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē), ig·no′ble·ness n.
ig·no′bly adv.

ignoble

(ɪɡˈnəʊbəl)
adj
1. dishonourable; base; despicable
2. of low birth or origins; humble; common
3. of low quality; inferior
4. (Falconry) falconry
a. designating short-winged hawks that capture their quarry by swiftness and adroitness of flight. Compare noble7
b. designating quarry which is inferior or unworthy of pursuit by a particular species of hawk or falcon
[C16: from Latin ignōbilis, from in-1 + Old Latin gnōbilis noble]
ˌignoˈbility, igˈnobleness n
igˈnobly adv

ig•no•ble

(ɪgˈnoʊ bəl)

adj.
1. of low character; mean; base: ignoble purposes.
2. of humble descent or rank.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ignōbilis unknown, inglorious =in- in-3 + Old Latin gnōbilis (Latin nōbilis) noble]
ig`no•bil′i•ty, ig•no′ble•ness, n.
ig•no′bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
2.ignoble - not of the nobilityignoble - not of the nobility; "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"
lowborn - of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"

ignoble

adjective
2. lowly, mean, low, base, common, peasant, vulgar, plebeian, humble, lowborn (rare), baseborn (archaic) They wanted to spare him the shame of an ignoble birth.

ignoble

adjective
1. Having or proceeding from low moral standards:
2. Lacking high station or birth:
Archaic: base.
Translations
دَنيء، خَسيس
nečestný
lavuværdigvanærende
gemeinignobel
auvirîilegur, fyrirlitlegur; ógeîslegur
niekingumas
nekrietnszemisks
alçakşerefsiz

ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbl] ADJ (frm) → innoble, vil

ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbəl] adjignoble, indigne

ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbl] adjignobile

ignoble

(igˈnoubl) adjective
shameful. an ignoble action.
igˈnobleness noun
igˈnobly adverb