Origin of ignoble
SYNONYMS FOR ignoble
Related formsig·no·bil·i·ty, ig·no·ble·ness, nounig·no·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for ignoble
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.
In other words, it was a thing of beauty from a land of ignoble ugliness.
Left unspoken was the ignoble thought: If we can't beat this guy, then what are we doing and what are we for?
I tell you, the ignoble intellect cannot think the truth, even within its own limits, and when it seriously tries!Latter-Day Pamphlets|Thomas Carlyle
Notwithstanding this ignoble beginning, Odin's reign was one of wisdom, power, and beneficence.Fairy Circles|Unknown
When Senators and Presidents bent to the ignoble behest, he stood firm.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)|Charles Sumner
This was not because the men who paid court to her were all ignoble.The Mormon Prophet|Lily Dougall
But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.Curious Punishments of Bygone Days|Alice Morse Earle
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