Definitions

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  • adj. Not noble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ignoble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not noble; ignoble; mean.
  • To deprive of nobility.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ noble

Examples

  • It was kind of unnoble at the time because a lot of IP gets created in those times of big traffic and lots of volume.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • Our hero is the son of the emperor and a concubine who dies, and later as punishment the prince is given a “common” last name and thus made “unnoble.”

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Your unwavering dedication to this unnoble cause is turning your Karma to mush.

    Think Progress » Iraq violence is spreading,

  • For envy is so unnoble a devil, that it ever tyrannizeth most upon a slip or low prostration, at which time gallant minds do most disdain to triumph.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 559, July 28, 1832

  • Dick thought of the kidnapping of Florence Dombey and good Mrs. Brown, but Oswald had no such unnoble thoughts.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • Many noble and unnoble clerks and laymen had despised the world and begun to follow him, and the holy father enseigned and taught them the perfection of the gospel, which was for to be in poverty, and that they should go by the way of simpleness.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • The courtesan of the Italian Renaissance, Japanese geishas, Chinese flower-girls, and Indian bayaderas, all show some not unnoble features, the breath of a free artistic existence.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society

  • Let follie be dishonest, dishonestie unnoble, ignobilitie scandalous and scandall slanderous.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • Mrs. Brown, but Oswald had no such unnoble thoughts.

    New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

  • Cicero, the orator, willing to magnify his own profession, and thereupon spending many words to maintain that eloquence was not a shop of good words and elegancies but a treasury and receipt of all knowledges, so far forth as may appertain to the handling and moving of the minds and affections of men by speech, maketh great complaint of the school of Socrates; that whereas before his time the same professors of wisdom in Greece did pretend to teach an universal SAPIENCE and knowledge both of matter and words, Socrates divorced them and withdrew philosophy and left rhetoric to itself, which by that destitution became but a barren and unnoble science.

    Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature

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