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ignoble (adj.)

mid-15c., "of low birth;" 1590s as "not honorable, of low character;" from French ignoble (14c.), from Latin ignobilis "unknown, undistinguished, obscure; of base birth, not noble," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + gnobilis "well-known, famous, renowned, of superior birth," from PIE root *gno- "to know." Related: Ignobly; ignobility.

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Definitions of ignoble from WordNet

ignoble (adj.)
completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.;
something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude
ignoble (adj.)
not of the nobility;
of ignoble (or ungentle) birth
Synonyms: ungentle / untitled
From wordnet.princeton.edu