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
A good man may fall, but he falls like a ball [and rebounds]; the ignoble man falls like a lump of clay.
Something ignoble, loathsome, undignified attends all associations between people and has been transferred to all objects, dwelling, tools, even the landscape itself.
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.
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