ignoble

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Borrowed from Middle French ignoble, from Latin ignōbilis, from in- (not) + gnōbilis, later nōbilis (noble).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnəʊbəl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊbəl
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ignoble (comparative ignobler, superlative ignoblest)

  1. Not noble; plebeian; common.
  2. Not honorable; base.
  3. Not a true or "noble" falcon; said of certain hawks, such as the goshawk.

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ignoble (third-person singular simple present ignobles, present participle ignobling, simple past and past participle ignobled)

  1. To make ignoble; to bring low.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ignoble, borrowed from Latin ignōbilis, from in- (not) + gnōbilis, later nōbilis (noble).

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ignoble (plural ignobles)

  1. disgusting, repulsive, horrible

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