Ignoble

Definition of Ignoble

Ig`no´ble
a.1.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.
2.Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
'T is 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.
v. t.1.To make ignoble.

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