ignoble definition

  • adjective:
    • perhaps not noble in high quality, character, or function; base or suggest. See Synonyms at mean2.
    • perhaps not associated with nobility; common.
    • maybe not noble; plebeian; typical.
    • Not honorable.
    • Of reasonable birth or family; maybe not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; modest.
    • maybe not honorable, increased, or big; base.
    • perhaps not a true or noble falcon; -- stated of certain hawks, as goshawk.
    • perhaps not regarding the nobility
    • completely lacking nobility in personality or quality or function
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make ignoble.
  • others:
    • Not noble; maybe not illustrious; of reasonable delivery or station.
    • Not honorable or worthy; mean in character or quality; of no consideration or value.
    • in a few technical utilizes, lacking difference; of low-grade; of little esteem.
    • In order to make ignoble or vile; degrade; disgrace; bring into disrepute.

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