Definitions for ignobleɪgˈnoʊ bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ig•no•bleɪgˈnoʊ bəl(adj.)

  1. of low character; mean; base:

    ignoble purposes.

  2. of humble descent or rank.

Origin of ignoble:

1400–50; late ME < L ignōbilis unknown, inglorious =in-in-3+ OL gnōbilis (L nōbilis) noble

ig•no′bly(adv.)

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

Anagrams of ignoble

  1. Gobelin


Translations for ignoble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ignoble(adjective)

shameful

an ignoble action.

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