Definitions for ignorant
ˈɪg nər əntig·no·rant
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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"
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"
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"
Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.
His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ignorant, French; ignorans, Latin.
So foolish was I and ignorant, I was as a beast. Ps. lxxiii. 22.
Thy letters have transported me beyond
This ign'rant present time, and I feel now
The future in the instant. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
In such business
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorant
More learned than the ears. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
He that doth not know those things which are of use for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides. John Tillotson, Sermons.
Fools grant whate'er ambition craves,
And men, once ignorant, are slaves. Alexander Pope.
If you know aught, which does behove my knowledge
Thereof to be inform'd, imprison't not
In ignorant concealment. William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale.
Let not judges be so ignorant of their own right, as to think there is not left to them, as a principal part of their office, a wise application of laws. Francis Bacon, Essays.
O visions ill foreseen! Better had I
Liv'd ignorant of future! so had borne
My part of evil only. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.
Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame. Dryden.
Poor ignorant baubles, on our terrible seas
Like egg-shells mov'd. William Shakespeare.
One untaught, unlettered, uninstructed.
Did I for this take pains to teach
Our zealous ignorants to preach! John Denham.
Ignorance is a lack of knowledge and understanding. The word "ignorant" is an adjective that describes a person in the state of being unaware, or even cognitive dissonance and other cognitive relation, and can describe individuals who are unaware of important information or facts. Ignorance can appear in three different types: factual ignorance (absence of knowledge of some fact), object ignorance (unacquaintance with some object), and technical ignorance (absence of knowledge of how to do something).
Ignorant refers to a state or condition of lacking knowledge, awareness, or information about something. It applies to individuals unaware or uninformed about various issues, subjects, facts, or concepts. Ignorance is not a derogatory term, as it is often a natural part of the human condition, but it can become detrimental when a person chooses to remain ignorant despite having opportunities to gain knowledge.
destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened
unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; -- used with of
resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly
a person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of ignorant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ignorant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
This president has proven today that his foreign policy is more than just naive, it is willfully ignorant of the way the world truly works.
It is willfully ignorant of the way the world truly works.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
For us to ignore that is to be ignorant about history and ignorant about the facts.
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
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- ignorantCatalan, Valencian
- فرناس, نادانPersian
- ainfhiosach, ainfhiosrachScottish Gaelic
- tudatlan, tájékozatlanHungarian
- bodoh, bebalIndonesian
- בור ועם הארץHebrew
- 無知な, 無知Japanese
- ignorant, onwetendDutch
- ignorantă, ignorantRomanian
- невежественный, необразованныйRussian
- okunnig, ovetandeSwedish
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