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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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ignoble

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

ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbl] ADJ (frm) → innoble, vil
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ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbəl] adjignoble, indigne
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ignoble

[ɪgˈnəʊbl] adjignobile
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ignoble

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