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(adj) of low character. Opposite of 'noble.' Origin: L in-, not + gno-, to know => 'not worthy of being known.' The Chief Minister played an ignoble role in the communal riots. Instead of controlling the violence, he gave statements which incited the passions of the majority community and encouraged them to express their anger through large-scale rioting, arson and pillage. The tandava continued unabated for three days because the Chief Minister had ordered the police to not arrest any person from the majority community and to register no FIRs from the minority community. Dalits have traditionally been called with many ignoble names.