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"

Wiktionary

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bhartrihari:

    A good man may fall, but he falls like a ball [and rebounds]; the ignoble man falls like a lump of clay.

  2. Bertolt Brecht:

    Something ignoble, loathsome, undignified attends all associations between people and has been transferred to all objects, dwelling, tools, even the landscape itself.

  3. Benjamin Spock:

    What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble

  4. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

  5. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.


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