ignoble

英 [ɪg'nəʊb(ə)l] 美 [ɪɡ'nobl]
  • adj. 不光彩的;卑鄙的;卑贱的
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星级词汇:
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ignoble 不光彩的

ig-,不,非,来自in-在字母g开头前的拼写异化,noble,高贵的,来自拉丁语gnobilis,高贵的,字母g脱落。即不高贵的,引申词义不光彩的。

ignoble
ignoble: see noble
ignoble (adj.)
mid-15c., "of low birth," from Middle French ignoble, from Latin ignobilis "unknown, undistinguished, obscure; of base birth, not noble," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + gnobilis "well-known, famous, renowned, of superior birth" (see noble). Related: Ignobly.
1. There's something cowardly and ignoble about such an attitude.
这种态度有点怯懦可鄙.

来自《简明英汉词典》

2. To bettay a friend is ignoble.
背弃朋友是卑鄙的.

来自《用法词典》

3. But in an old man who has known joys and sorrows, and has achieved whatever work it was in him to do, the fear of death is somewhat abject and ignoble.
然而老年人已经经历各种欢乐和忧伤, 而且成就了他力所能及的一切工作,就他来讲, 怕死就有些低贱而卑鄙了.

来自《用法词典》

4. But in an old man who has known human joys and sorrows, and has achieved whatever work it was in him to do, the fear of death is somewhat abject and ignoble.
然而,作为一个老年人,他经历过人生的欢乐和忧伤, 而且完成了他份内要做的一切工作, 怕死就有点儿卑鄙和不光彩了.

来自《用法词典》

5. What did he think of her -- that she was base, vulgar, ignoble?
他对她怎么想 - 认为她下贱, 庸俗, 可耻?

来自辞典例句

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