What does ignorant mean?

Definitions for ignorantˈɪg nər ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ignorant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unlettered(adj)

    uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

    "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"

  2. ignorant, illiterate(adj)

    uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field

    "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"

  3. ignorant, unknowledgeable, unknowing, unwitting(adj)

    unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

    "he was completely ignorant of the circumstances"; "an unknowledgeable assistant"; "his rudeness was unwitting"

Wiktionary

  1. ignorant(Adjective)

    Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.

  2. ignorant(Adjective)

    Ill-mannered, crude.

    His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignorant(adj)

    destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened

  2. Ignorant(adj)

    unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; -- used with of

  3. Ignorant(adj)

    unknown; undiscovered

  4. Ignorant(adj)

    resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly

  5. Ignorant(noun)

    a person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignorant

    ig′nō-rant, adj. without knowledge: uninstructed: unacquainted with: resulting from want of knowledge: (Shak.) unconscious: (Shak.) undiscovered.—n. Ig′norance, state of being ignorant: want of knowledge—in R.C. theol. vincible or wilful ignorance is such as one might be fairly expected to overcome, hence it can never be an excuse for sin, whether of omission or of commission; while invincible ignorance, which a man could not help or abate, altogether excuses from guilt: (pl.) in Litany, sins committed through ignorance.—adv. Ig′norantly.—n. Ignorā′tion. [Fr.,—L. ignorans, -antis, pr.p. of ignorāre. See Ignore.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignorant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignorant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marco Rubio:

    It is willfully ignorant of the way the world truly works.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Wherever there is an ignorant mass, you will see a flag of an ignorant leader fluctuating with glory!

  3. Saadi:

    Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

  4. Saadi:

    Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

  5. Sydney Smith:

    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

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