Ignoble is defined as common or not of royal birth.(adjective)
An example of something ignoble is a person born into a poor family.
The definition of ignoble is capable of base or mean behavior.(adjective)
An example of someone who is ignoble is a person whose character is dishonorable.
See ignoble in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr < L ignobilis, unknown, obscure < in-, not + nobilis (OL gnobilis), known: see noble
See ignoble in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, of low birth
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin ignōbilis
Origin: : i-, in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + nōbilis, gnōbilis, noble; see noble.
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