What does ignoble mean?

Definitions for ignobleɪgˈnoʊ bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignoble(adj)

    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.

  2. ignoble, ungentle, untitled(adj)

    not of the nobility

    "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"


  1. ignoble(Adjective)

    Not noble; plebeian; common.

  2. ignoble(Adjective)

    Not honorable.

  3. Origin: From ignobilis, from in- (not) + gnobilis, later nobilis (noble)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignoble(adj)

    of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble

  2. Ignoble(adj)

    not honorable, elevated, or generous; base

  3. Ignoble(adj)

    not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk

  4. Ignoble(verb)

    to make ignoble

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignoble

    ig-nō′bl, adj. of low birth: mean or worthless: dishonourable.—v.i. to degrade.—ns. Ignobil′ity, Ignō′bleness.—adv. Ignō′bly. [Fr.,—L. ignobilisin, not, gnobilis, nobilis, noble.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignoble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignoble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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