What does ignorance mean?

Definitions for ignorance
ˈɪg nər ənsig·no·rance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorancenoun

    the lack of knowledge or education

Wiktionary

  1. ignorancenoun

    The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information.

    Etymology: From ignorance.

  2. Ignorancenoun

    A personification of ignorance.

    Etymology: From ignorance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignorancenoun

    the condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. ignorantia.]

  2. Ignorancenoun

    a willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. ignorantia.]

Freebase

  1. Ignorance

    Ignorance is a state of being uninformed. The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often used as an insult to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts. Ignoramus is commonly used in the US, the UK, and Ireland as a term for someone who is willfully ignorant. Ignorance is distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to "unwise" acts. Writer Thomas Pynchon articulated about the scope and structure of one's ignorance: "Ignorance is not just a blank space on a person's mental map. It has contours and coherence, and for all I know rules of operation as well. So as a corollary to [the advice of] writing about what we know, maybe we should add getting familiar with our ignorance, and the possibilities therein for writing a good story." The legal principle that ignorantia juris non excusat, literally "ignorance of the law is no excuse", stands for the proposition that the law applies also to those who are unaware of it.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ignorance

    If a loss happen through the ignorance of the master of a ship, it is not considered as a peril of the sea; consequently the assurers are not liable. Nor is his ignorance of admiralty-law admissible as an excuse.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignorance' in Nouns Frequency: #2791

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignorance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignorance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ignorance in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Do not hide your ignorance, because somebody might help you! Hiding always prolongs the problems.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'un des plus meurtrière et destructrice concoction plus venimeux est créé en mélangeant faux orgueil de l'ignorance et de la puissance. malheureusement il ya plus de victimes de cette formulation toxique que le poison lui-même.

  3. William Blake:

    Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.

  4. Jonathan Bernstein:

    Takata's approach reflects ignorance or denial of the reality that the court of public opinion can put you out of business long before a court of law decides about liability.

  5. Plato:

    Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

Images & Illustrations of ignorance

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