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ignoble

ig·no·ble

ignoble

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg no bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of low or dishonorable character; contemptible.
The war criminal killed himself before he could be executed for his ignoble deeds.
synonyms:
base, contemptible, despicable, disgraceful, ignominious, scurvy, shameful, sordid, squalid, vile, wretched
antonyms:
noble
similar words:
crude, foul, low, mean, shabby, vulgar
definition 2: not of noble birth or position; common.
synonyms:
common, humble, low, lowborn, plebeian, vulgar
antonyms:
noble
similar words:
abject, coarse, crude, mean, poor, rude, shabby, sordid, squalid, uncouth, vile, wretched
derivations: ignobly (adv.), ignobility (n.), ignobleness (n.)
Word Parts
The word ignoble contains the following part:
ig- Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix ig- occurs in Latin loanwords and in words formed using Latin roots. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with "n," such as "nom." See in-2.
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