What does ignorant mean?

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ˈɪg nər əntig·no·rant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unletteredadjective

    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, illiterateadjective

    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, unwittingadjective

    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. ignorantadjective

    Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.

  2. ignorantadjective

    Ill-mannered, crude.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignorantadjective

    destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened

  2. Ignorantadjective

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

  3. Ignorantadjective

    unknown; undiscovered

  4. Ignorantadjective

    resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly

  5. Ignorantnoun

    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.]

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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

Examples of ignorant in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Charnock (1628-1680):

    A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.

  2. Joe Connor:

    They just dehumanize our families for political gain, i guess they call it gaslighting. They can say these things that will make people believe that these riots were worse than the worst thing that happened on American soil. Either they're ignorant or they're just really devious and clever, and you can put nothing past them, because if you're willing to lie to that degree … It's a disturbing trend to me.

  3. Jim Ratcliffe:

    If I look at fracking groups, the majority of the ones I have met and heard about are ignorant about fracking, it's outrageous that the government listen to a noisy, miniscule minority instead of looking at science.

  4. Peter McWilliams:

    Crises bring out the best in people—and the worst. They also bring out the best people—and the worst. What can one say about ignorant, arrogant, politically active people who say things like, AIDS is God's curse upon homosexuals? I can remember the words of Jesus: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do, but then I remember Jesus said that moments after he was nailed to the cross.

  5. Burgess Owens:

    What this young man does n’t understand is the very first martyr for freedom in our country was a black man, he does n’t understand the Tuskegee airmen, who had hundreds of battles over the skies of Germany so he can sit and be ignorant as he wants to be today.

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