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{adj: base, mean, meanspirited} having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

{adj: ignoble, ungentle, untitled} not of the nobility
"of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"
"untitled civilians"

{adj: ignoble} 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.
<-> noble

{adj: noble} having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
"a noble spirit"
"noble deeds"
<-> ignoble

{adv: meanly, scurvily, basely} in a despicable, ignoble manner
"this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society"

{n: ignobleness, ignobility} the quality of being ignoble


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