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ignoble

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Adjective
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ig=no=ble
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1 in 1 verses (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

ignoblea. [L. ignobilis; pref. in- not + nobilis noble: cf. F. ignoble. See In- not, and Noble, a.].
  •  Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble.  [1913 Webster]
    "I was not ignoble of descent."  [1913 Webster]
    "Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.  [1913 Webster]
    "'T is but a base, ignoble mind,
    That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk.
Syn. -- Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable; reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous; infamous.
ignoblev. t. 
     To make ignoble.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ignoble, adj. (ignobler, ignoblest)
1 dishonourable, mean, base.
2 of low birth, position, or reputation.

Derivative
ignobility n. ignobly adv.
Etymology
F ignoble or L ignobilis (as IN-(1), nobilis noble)

THESAURUS

ignoble

abhorrent, abject, abominable, base, base-minded, baseborn, beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, coarse, common, contemptible, crude, derogatory, despicable, detestable, discreditable, disgusting, dishonorable, disreputable, execrable, fetid, forbidding, foul, fulsome, gross, hateful, heinous, homely, humble, ignominious, infamous, inferior, inglorious, loathsome, low, low-minded, lowborn, lowly, malodorous, mean, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, modest, nasty, nauseating, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, ordinary, peasant, plain, plebeian, poor, popular, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scrubby, scurvy, seamy, servile, shady, sickening, simple, sordid, sorry, stinking, unpraiseworthy, unrespectable, unsavory, unwashed, vile, vulgar, wretched

ROGET THESAURUS

ignoble

Commonalty

N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.


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