Ignoble

  • 1 ignoble — [ iɲɔbl ] adj. • 1694 fig. « grossier, sans distinction »; fin XIVe innoble « roturier »; lat. ignobilis « non noble » 1 ♦ (1718) Qui est vil, moralement bas. ⇒ abject, infâme. C est un personnage ignoble. Un ignoble individu. Conduite ignoble.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Ignoble — Ig*no ble, a. [L. ignobilis; pref. in not + nobilis noble: cf. F. ignoble. See {In } not, and {Noble}, a.] 1. Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble. [1913 Webster] I was not ignoble of descent. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 ignoble — IGNOBLE. adj. de tout genre. Bas, qui sent le roturier l homme de basse extraction. Air ignoble, taille, mine ignoble, procedé ignoble …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Ignoble — Ig*no ble, v. t. To make ignoble. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 ignoble — (ant.) adj. Innoble. * * * ignoble. adj. desus. innoble …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 6 ignoble — (adj.) mid 15c., of low birth, from M.Fr. ignoble, from L. ignobilis unknown, undistinguished, obscure; of base birth, not noble, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + gnobilis well known, famous, renowned, of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 ignoble — I adjective abject, base, baseborn, beggarly, below par, boorish, common, contemptible, corrupt, cowardly, craven, debased, degenerate, degraded, depraved, despicable, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, humble,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 ignoble — *mean, sordid, abject Analogous words: *base, low, vile: churlish, boorish, loutish (see under BOOR): *petty, puny, paltry, measly, trivial: abased, debased, degraded (see ABASE) Antonyms: noble: magnanimous Contrasted words: lofty, *high:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 ignoble — [adj] lowly, unworthy abject, base, baseborn, coarse, common, contemptible, corrupt, craven, dastardly, degenerate, degraded, despicable, disgraceful, dishonorable, heinous, humble, infamous, inferior, lewd, low, mean, menial, modest, ordinary,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 ignoble — adj. desus. innoble …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 11 ignoble — ► ADJECTIVE (ignobler, ignoblest) 1) not honourable. 2) of humble origin or social status. DERIVATIVES ignobly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ignobilis, from in not + gnobilis noble …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 ignoble — [ig nō′bəl] adj. [MFr < L ignobilis, unknown, obscure < in , not + nobilis (OL gnobilis), known: see NOBLE] 1. not noble in birth or position; of the common people 2. not noble in character or quality; dishonorable; base; mean SYN. BASE2… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 IGNOBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est bas, sans noblesse, qui marque une âme dépourvue de sentiments nobles. Langage ignoble. Expressions ignobles. Avoir l air ignoble. Le maintien ignoble. La physionomie ignoble. Les manières ignobles. Les sentiments… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 ignoble — (i gno bl ) adj. 1°   Qui est sans noblesse, sans distinction. Des sentiments ignobles. Une diction ignoble. •   Leur port [des goëlands et des mouettes] ignoble, leurs cris importuns, leur bec tranchant et crochu, présentent les images… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 IGNOBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est bas, sans noblesse, qui marque une âme dépourvue de sentiments nobles. Langage ignoble. Expressions ignobles. Il n’y a rien de plus ignoble qu’un pareil procédé. Il signifie aussi et plus ordinairement Qui est sale,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 ignoble — [[t]ɪgno͟ʊb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as ignoble, you mean that it is bad and something to be ashamed of. [FORMAL] ...ignoble thoughts. ...an ignoble episode from their country s past …

    English dictionary

  • 17 ignoble — ig|no|ble [ıgˈnəubəl US ˈnou ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: ignobilis, from in not + gnobilis, nobilis ( NOBLE1)] ignoble thoughts, feelings, or actions are ones that you should feel ashamed or embarrassed about ▪ ignoble… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ignoble — ig|no|ble [ ıg noubl ] adjective FORMAL an ignoble feeling or action is not good and should make you feel ashamed DISHONORABLE: ignoble feelings of intense jealousy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 ignoble — UK [ɪɡˈnəʊb(ə)l] / US [ɪɡˈnoʊb(ə)l] adjective formal an ignoble feeling or action is not good and should make you feel ashamed ignoble feelings of intense jealousy …

    English dictionary

  • 20 ignoble — ignobility, ignobleness, n. ignobly, adv. /ig noh beuhl/, adj. 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… …

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