. adj. des deux genres
Qui est bas, sans noblesse, qui marque une âme dépourvue de sentiments nobles. Langage ignoble. Expressions ignobles. Avoir l'air ignoble. Le maintien ignoble. La physionomie ignoble. Les manières ignobles. Les sentiments ignobles. Il n'y a rien de plus ignoble qu'un pareil procédé. On dit dans un sens analogue, Il se cacha dans un ignoble réduit.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • ignoble — [ iɲɔbl ] adj. • 1694 fig. « grossier, sans distinction »; fin XIVe innoble « roturier »; lat. ignobilis « non noble » 1 ♦ (1718) Qui est vil, moralement bas. ⇒ abject, infâme. C est un personnage ignoble. Un ignoble individu. Conduite ignoble.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ignoble — Ig*no ble, a. [L. ignobilis; pref. in not + nobilis noble: cf. F. ignoble. See {In } not, and {Noble}, a.] 1. Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble. [1913 Webster] I was not ignoble of descent. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ignoble — Ig*no ble, v. t. To make ignoble. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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