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English Dictionary: ignoble by the DICT Development Group
3 results for ignoble
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
ignoble
adj
  1. 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.
    Antonym(s): noble
  2. not of the nobility; "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"
    Synonym(s): ignoble, ungentle, untitled
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ignoble \Ig*no"ble\, a. [L. ignobilis; pref. in- not + nobilis
      noble: cf. F. ignoble. See {In-} not, and {Noble}, a.]
      1. Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious;
            plebeian; common; humble.
  
                     I was not ignoble of descent.            --Shak.
  
                     Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants. --Shak.
  
      2. Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
  
                     'T but a base, ignoble mind, That mounts no higher
                     than a bird can soar.                        --Shak.
  
                     Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. --Gray.
  
      3. (Zo[94]l.) Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain
            hawks, as the goshawk.
  
      Syn: Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable;
               reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous;
               infamous.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ignoble \Ig*no"ble\, v. t.
      To make ignoble. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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