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EtymologyEdit

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

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ignoble (comparative ignobler, superlative ignoblest)

  1. Not noble; plebeian; common.
    • Shakespeare
      I was not ignoble of descent.
  2. Not honorable; base.
    • Shakespeare
      A base, ignoble mind, / That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
    • Gray
      far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife
  3. Not a true or "noble" falcon; said of certain hawks, such as the goshawk.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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