If you ever needed an example of the gulf between the political elite who draw up policy and the voters who are affected by it, then the unnoble
Lord Freud is the walking embodiment of it.
They were given this name as they were considered "worthy of a free man" as opposed to "mechanical" or "slave" ("unfree") activities performed by unfree, unnoble
men or slaves.
The noble Confucian model of the morally grounded intellectual speaking truth to power in a single dramatic confrontation was called on so often as to become, seemingly by intention, an unnoble
and relentless insistence.
Soon after learning of Percival's death after being thrown from a horse (a most unnoble
, unnheroic death), Bernard thinks, pondering the confluence of the death of Percival and the birth of his son, "Which is sorrow, which is joy?
Ferne includes merchants (mercatores) and burgesses (burgenses) among that group of people he considers "unnoble
and ungentle." His mixed group of rural and urban ranks also includes villani (yeomen and franklins) and servi/nativi (villeins) (Ferne, Biiii).
1617): "Base, vile, abject" with synonyms being "unnoble