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Definitions for ignoble
ɪgˈnoʊ bəlig·no·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignobleadjective

    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, untitledadjective

    not of the nobility

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

Wiktionary

  1. ignobleadjective

    Not noble; plebeian; common.

    Etymology: From ignobilis, from in- (not) + gnobilis, later nobilis (noble)

  2. ignobleadjective

    Not honorable.

    Etymology: From ignobilis, from in- (not) + gnobilis, later nobilis (noble)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignobleadjective

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

  2. Ignobleadjective

    not honorable, elevated, or generous; base

  3. Ignobleadjective

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

  4. Ignobleverb

    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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of ignoble in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    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.

  3. Bertolt Brecht:

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

  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. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.

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  • P Menon
    Loved the definition-man noble inside will most probably be noble outside-some of family members of noble ancestral property like mine which is about 300 years old were noble-from what I have gathered -also intuitively.-even some enemy have scruples-they mostly attack only their enemies and not innocent persons-isnt always true-anyway thanks for word 
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