SYNONYMS FOR ignoble
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Origin of ignoble
OTHER WORDS FROM ignobleig·no·bil·i·ty, ig·no·ble·ness, nounig·no·bly, adverb
Words nearby ignoble
Example sentences from the Web for ignoble
Nothing like a former Communist country to show how to handle a problem—they have a long ignoble history of decisiveness.Thank You, Croatia: All Hail Mandatory Vaccinations|Kent Sepkowitz|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was that innocently ignoble time Phoebe Buffay pretended she was a physician named Dr. Regina Phalange.Scandal’s Lisa Kudrow on Sexism in Politics (and That Epic Rant)|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
America, and Americans, should reject “the doctrine of ignoble ease” that had emasculated the nation.American Dreams: ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London|Nathaniel Rich|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But I certainly do believe that Bashar, if facing defeat, prefers guaranteed safe-passage into exile rather than an ignoble death.
How ironic that his noble birth didn't keep him from stumbling over some very ignoble deeds.
Noble ambition—worthy of a less ignoble cause—a better fate!
Why did she not insist on informing her husband at least of her cousin's lapse, of her ignoble stratagem?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He watches the budding of evil instincts, the ignoble habits idly acquired in degradation.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
As there are many Corsican policemen on the Continent they use this euphemism to designate the ignoble calling they follow.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
“Fine writing,” the subjection of noble words to ignoble service, is to be avoided.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for ignoble
- designating short-winged hawks that capture their quarry by swiftness and adroitness of flightCompare noble (def. 7)
- designating quarry which is inferior or unworthy of pursuit by a particular species of hawk or falcon