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. Ahmed Ali:

    I was really young and ignorant, i believe that America gives second chances. I want to return, and Ill never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldnt mind. The case became politically-charged as it gained widespread notoriety. The State Departmenthad said she wasnt a citizen, and President Trump ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to let her in the country. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The judge said he received thousands of messages mostly.

  2. Morgan Wallen:

    I was around some of my friends, and we just... we say dumb stuff together, and it was -- in our minds, it's playful... that sounds ignorant, but it -- that's really where it came from... and it's wrong.

  3. Evan Greer:

    Any lawmaker that wants to get support from young voters needs to show they aren't utterly ignorant about these issues.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    There is no room to feel pain after you have become wise. No more surprises compared to the ignorant. Self-mastery is the first chapter of achieving wisdom.

  5. Jean De la Fontaine:

    Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more.

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