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 for ignoble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              I was not ignoble of descent.         --Shak.
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              Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants. --Shak.
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     2. Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
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              'T is but a base, ignoble mind,
              That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. --Shak.
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              Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. --Gray.
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     3. (Zool.) Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain
        hawks, as the goshawk.
  
     Syn: Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable;
          reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous;
          infamous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ignoble \Ig*no"ble\, v. t.
     To make ignoble. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ignoble
      adj 1: completely lacking nobility in character or quality or
             purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his
             attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals
             should escape than that the government should play an
             ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. [ant: noble]
      2: not of the nobility; "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth";
         "untitled civilians" [syn: ignoble, ungentle, untitled]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "ignoble":
     abhorrent, abject, abominable, base, base-minded, baseborn,
     beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, coarse,
     common, contemptible, crude, derogatory, despicable, detestable,
     discreditable, disgusting, dishonorable, disreputable, execrable,
     fetid, forbidding, foul, fulsome, gross, hateful, heinous, homely,
     humble, ignominious, infamous, inferior, inglorious, loathsome,
     low, low-minded, lowborn, lowly, malodorous, mean, mephitic,
     miasmal, miasmic, modest, nasty, nauseating, noisome, notorious,
     noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive,
     ordinary, peasant, plain, plebeian, poor, popular, rebarbative,
     repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scrubby, scurvy, seamy,
     servile, shady, sickening, simple, sordid, sorry, stinking,
     unpraiseworthy, unrespectable, unsavory, unwashed, vile, vulgar,
     wretched
  
  

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