Ignoble



[ig-noh-buh l] /ɪgˈnoʊ bəl/

adjective
1.
of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base:
his ignoble purposes.
2.
of low grade or quality; inferior.
3.
not noble; of humble descent or rank.
4.
Falconry. noting any hawk with short wings that chases or rakes after the quarry.
/ɪɡˈnəʊbəl/
adjective
1.
dishonourable; base; despicable
2.
of low birth or origins; humble; common
3.
of low quality; inferior
4.
(falconry)

adj.

mid-15c., “of low birth,” from Middle French ignoble, from Latin ignobilis “unknown, undistinguished, obscure; of base birth, not noble,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + gnobilis “well-known, famous, renowned, of superior birth” (see noble). Related: Ignobly.

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