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Ig*no"ble (?), a. [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.

I was not ignoble of descent. Shak.

Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants. Shak.


Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.

'T but a base, ignoble mind, That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. Shak.

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Gray.

3. Zool.

Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk.

Syn. -- Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable; reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous; infamous.


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Ig*no"ble, v. t.

To make ignoble.




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