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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ig·no·ble /ɪgˈnobəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ig·no·ble 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 is 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. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ig·no·ble, v. t. To make ignoble. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]