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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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Adv.1.ignobly - in a currish manner; meanspiritedly; "he behaved ignobly"
بِصورةٍ دنيئَه، بِصورَة خَسيسَه
alantasaljas módon


(igˈnoubl) adjective
shameful. an ignoble action.
igˈnobleness noun
igˈnobly adverb
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The unblushing Macdonald, without even endeavouring to exculpate himself from the crime he was charged with, meanly endeavoured to reproach Sophia with ignobly defrauding him of his money .
Deep would have been the blot upon his escutcheon if his chocolate had been ignobly waited on by only three men; he must have died of two.
But the man who ought to have spoken - the man who had such a chance as few men have off the stage - who could have confounded these villains in a breath, and saved the wretched Rattray at once from them and from himself - that unheroic hero remained ignobly silent in his homely hiding-place.
who are hospital nurses without wages--sisters of Charity, if you like, without the romance and the sentiment of sacrifice--who strive, fast, watch, and suffer, unpitied, and fade away ignobly and unknown.
These specimens of native sculpture had crossed the sea in all directions, and been not ignobly noticed among the crowded shipping of the Thames and wherever else the hardy mariners of New England had pushed their adventures.
In bidding adieu to the modern Babylon, where we have undergone many vicissitudes, I trust not ignobly, Mrs.
I was cautious; not ignobly, I think, for I felt that her knowledge of life was so small that in her unsophisticated vision there would be no reason why--since I seemed to pity her-- I should not look after her.
To these that sober Race of Men, whose lives Religious titl'd them the Sons of God, Shall yeild up all thir vertue, all thir fame Ignobly, to the trains and to the smiles Of these fair Atheists, and now swim in joy, (Erelong to swim at larg) and laugh; for which The world erelong a world of tears must weepe.
Half of a fife-rail had been shot through the foresail, and the sky made a patch of glorious blue in the ignobly soiled canvas.
If it failed to burn for even four of those minutes, the probe would pass ignobly into oblivion.
Have we ignobly tossed them into the proverbial dustbin of history?
betrayed and hung ignobly from the balconies of the castle of Amboise by