Pronunciation: (ig-nō'bul), [key]
1. of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base: his ignoble purposes.
2. of low grade or quality; inferior.
3. not noble; of humble descent or rank.
4. Falconry.noting any hawk with short wings that chases or rakes after the quarry.
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