Ignoble meaning

ĭg-nōbəl
Not noble in quality, character, or purpose; base or dishonorable.
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The definition of ignoble is capable of base or mean behavior.

An example of someone who is ignoble is a person whose character is dishonorable.

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Ignoble is defined as common or not of royal birth.

An example of something ignoble is a person born into a poor family.

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Not of high social status; common.
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Not noble in birth or position; of the common people.
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Not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean.
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Not a true or "noble" falcon; said of certain hawks, such as the goshawk.
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Origin of ignoble

  • Middle English of low birth from Old French from Latin ignōbilis i-, in- not in–1 nōbilis, gnōbilis noble noble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French ignoble, from Latin ignobilis, from in- (not) + gnobilis, later nobilis (noble)

    From Wiktionary