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The dict-ified word of the day is ignoble

| source : web1913 | Ignoble \Ig*no"ble\, v. t. To make ignoble. [Obs.] --Bacon. | source : web1913 | 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. I was not ignoble of descent. --Shak. Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants. --Shak. 2. Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base. 'T 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. (Zo["o]l.) Not a true or noble falcon; -- said of certain hawks, as the goshawk. Syn: Degenerate; degraded; mean; base; dishonorable; reproachful; disgraceful; shameful; scandalous; infamous. | source : wn | 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: {ungentle}, {untitled}]

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