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.
ignoble, ungentle, untitled(adj)
not of the nobility
"of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"
Not noble; plebeian; common.
Origin: From ignobilis, from in- (not) + gnobilis, later nobilis (noble)
of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble
not honorable, elevated, or generous; base
not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk
to make ignoble
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. ignobilis—in, not, gnobilis, nobilis, noble.]
The numerical value of ignoble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ignoble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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
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.
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.
No president in history has used this power to pardon himself – not Andrew Johnson, not Richard Nixon, not Bill Clinton. It would be a truly ignoble, historical moment for Donald Trump to use this type of power.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
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