baseborn
adjective Date: 1591 1. mean, ignoble 2. a. of humble birth b. of illegitimate birth

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  • Baseborn — Base born , a. 1. Born out of wedlock. Gay. [1913 Webster] 2. Born of low parentage. [1913 Webster] 3. Vile; mean. Thy baseborn heart. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baseborn — index caitiff, ignoble, illegitimate (born out of wedlock) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • baseborn — [bās′bôrn΄] adj. 1. of humble birth or origin 2. of illegitimate birth 3. mean or ignoble in character or spirit …   English World dictionary

  • baseborn — adjective a) bastard, illegitimate Non Arabs, of whatever racial origin, were of course baseborn, but so too were many Arabs who, for one reason or another, were not full and free members of a tribe. b) Of lowly birth …   Wiktionary

  • baseborn — adjective 1. of low birth or station ( base is archaic in this sense) baseborn wretches with dirty faces of humble (or lowly) birth • Syn: ↑base, ↑humble, ↑lowly • Similar to: ↑lowborn …   Useful english dictionary

  • baseborn — /bays bawrn /, adj. 1. of humble parentage. 2. born out of wedlock; illegitimate. 3. having a base character or nature; mean. [1585 95; BASE2 + BORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • baseborn — Synonyms and related words: base, bastard, below the salt, cockney, common, commonplace, FALSE, fatherless, homely, humble, illegitimate, low, lowborn, lowbred, lowly, mean, misbegotten, miscreated, natural, nonclerical, ordinary, plain, plebeian …   Moby Thesaurus

  • baseborn — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Born to parents who are not married to each other: bastard, illegitimate, misbegotten, natural, spurious, unlawful. See KIN, LAW. 2. Lacking high station or birth: common, declasse, declassed, humble, ignoble,… …   English dictionary for students

  • baseborn — adj. low born, commonly born, from a poor family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baseborn — adj 1. lowborn, lowbred, vulgar, common; low, lowly, simple, humble, homely, homespun; plebian, proletarian, bourgeois; untitled, ungenteel, ungentle, unlanded; beggarly, poor, pauperish. 2. illegitimate, bastard, bastardly, base; misbegotten,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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