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Meaning of ignoble

ig•no•ble

Pronunciation: (ig-nō'bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base: his ignoble purposes.
  2. of low grade or quality; inferior.
  3. not noble; of humble descent or rank.
  4. noting any hawk with short wings that chases or rakes after the quarry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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