- r in a currish manner; meanspiritedly
he behaved ignobly
- For more than five hours, the huge flattop sat ignobly in the calm water, stuck in the mud of the bay.
- Dozens of passenger trains were canceled, and their high-wheeled engines ignobly coupled to strings of empty boxcars.
- Having failed so ignobly to pull off a general strike in May of 1958, Spam's tiny but tightly organized Communist Party was determined that this year would be different.
- Greg Baum in Mangalorean.com
In the din of festivity, Baum writes, "Both teams, both countries, have conducted themselves ignobly. In all the pouting, posturing and pontificating, the real issue, racism, became an incidental."