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ignoble

(adjective) Not of the nobility; common.

Synonyms: ungentle, untitled

Usage: The princess loved the stable boy, but he was of ignoble birth, and her father refused to let them marry.
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ignoble
Definition: (adjective) Not of the nobility; common.
Synonyms: ungentle, untitled
Usage: The princess loved the stable boy, but he was of ignoble birth, and her father refused to let them marry.
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ignoble
mid-15c., "of low birth;" 1590s as "not honorable, of low character;" from Middle French ignoble (14c.), from Latin ignobilis "unknown, undistinguished, obscure; of base birth, not noble," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + gnobilis "well-known, famous, renowned, of superior birth," from PIE root *gno- "to know." Related: Ignobly; ignobility.
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Ignoble means not noble, but for those of us that don’t live in feudal England and don’t worry about lords or peasants, ignoble just means base, or low, like that dude in Biology who’s always telling fart jokes.
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Ignoble means low, common, or humble, but we tend to use it to describe the lows of human nature, rather than economically humble people or places. So a picturesquely crumbing rustic cottage or a cool old diner is not ignoble, but perhaps a sketchy roadside bar is. Those that think that the human mind is the treasure of the world disdain ignoble animals like pigs or dogs––after all, they can’t compose lovely poems like we can.

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And it pollutes our internationalism, refashions us in the image of the rapacious double-talkers who populated the ignoblest moments of our history.
The Guardian Jul 23, 2017
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The ignoble cutoff of aid to American proxies means that “Putin won in Syria,” as an administration official was quoted by The Post.
Washington Post Jul 20, 2017
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ignoble

Definition: (adjective) Not of the nobility; common.
Synonyms: ungentle, untitled
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