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ignoble

adjective uk   /ɪɡˈnəʊ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈnoʊ-/ formal
morally bad and making you feel ashamed: an ignoble action/idea
ignobly
adverb uk   /-bli/ literary us  
Translations of “ignoble”
in Spanish innoble, vil, infame…
in French ignoble…
in German gemein…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卑鄙的,可恥的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卑鄙的,可耻的…
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