HyperDic: ignoble

English > 2 senses of the word ignoble:
ADJECTIVEallignoblecompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
allignoble, ungentle, untitlednot of the nobility
ignoble > pronunciation
Soundsihgnow'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ignoble: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose.
Examples
  • "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"
  • "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Attribute ofnobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeurThe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
Narrowerbase, mean, meanspiritedHaving or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
currishBase and cowardly
See alsocontemptibleDeserving of contempt / contempt or scorn
cowardly, fearfullacking courage
dishonorable, dishonourablelacking honor or integrity
OppositenobleHaving or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
Spanishinnoble, vil
Nounsignoblenessthe quality of being ignoble
Adverbsignoblyin a currish manner
English > ignoble: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot of the nobility.
Example"of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"
Synonymsungentle, untitled
BroaderlowbornOf humble birth or origins
Spanishinnoble
Nounsignoblenessthe quality of being ignoble

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