from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Ignoble; contemptible.
- adj. Born of unwed parents; illegitimate.
- adj. Of humble birth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. bastard, illegitimate
- adj. Of lowly birth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Born out of wedlock.
- adj. Born of low parentage.
- adj. Vile; mean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of base or low birth; born out of wedlock; of low or mean parentage or origin; spurious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. illegitimate
- adj. of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
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“She has agreed to meet the Caesar in the field, and he will not hesitate, like a baseborn miscreant, to take every advantage in the encounter, which, I grieve to say, may in all likelihood be fatal to my mistress.”
If they believe in anything at all, it is this: They view us as a reeking collection of wretched, baseborn rabble, who are, on an individual level, a few billion neurons short of being governable by honest means.
"Until by the time they are forty, they have raging gout and big bellies and false teeth and baseborn mistresses spread halfway across England."
If it were so, the Countess would be no Countess, Anna Lovel would simply be Anna Murray, penniless, baseborn, and a fit wife for the tailor, should the tailor think fit to take her.
All these years, it was believed that Sienna, our houseguest was but a baseborn mutt, a dog of undistinguished and humble origins.
Moreover, more of the courtiers than Anne had begun to notice the king's growing affection for his baseborn son.
I am the King's true daughter and an anointed queen; you are his baseborn son.
And as he talked with them, that baseborn man, whose name was
And there went out a man baseborn from the camp of the
She drew her slender figure up in the dusk and looked at him with an approving glance as if to say, "_You_ are of other fibre than the baseborn."