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ignoble

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ignoble

  1. 1 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank <an ignoble child who would one day grow up to be a prince among playwrights> Synonyms baseborn, common, humble, inferior, low, lowborn, lower-class, low-life, lowly, lumpen, mean, plebeian, prole, proletarian, unwashed, vulgar Related Words bourgeois, middle-class; plain, poor, simple, working-class; déclassé, down-market, downscale Near Antonyms eminent, illustrious, notable, prominent Antonyms aristocratic, blue-blooded, genteel, gentle, grand, great, high, highborn, highbred, lofty, noble, partrician, upper-class, upper-crust, wellborn

  2. 2 not following or in accordance with standards of honor and decency <such an ignoble act is completely unworthy of a military officer> Synonyms base, contemptible, currish, despicable, detestable, dirty, dishonorable, execrable, ignominious, low, low-down, low-minded, mean, nasty, paltry, snide, sordid, vile, wretched Related Words bad, black, evil, foul, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, wicked, wrong; cruel, vicious; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted; atrocious, villainous; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, shameful, unworthy Near Antonyms ethical, honest, just, principled, righteous, right-minded, scrupulous; commendable, excellent, exemplary, good, moral, right; decent, proper, reputable, respectable, seemly; blameless, guiltless; incorruptible, irreproachable; uncorrupted, unerring Antonyms high, high-minded, honorable, lofty, noble, straight, upright, venerable, virtuous





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