Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
Usage: that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble- Edmund Burke; taking a mean advantage; chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort- Shakespeare; something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
Similar words: ignoble
Definition: completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
Usage: something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude; I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.