[ US /ˈɪɡnɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪɡnəɹənt/ ]
  1. 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
  2. unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
    he was completely ignorant of the circumstances
    his rudeness was unwitting
    an unknowledgeable assistant
  3. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    an ignorant man
    an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
    exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions
    nescient of contemporary literature
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How To Use ignorant In A Sentence

  • What I've generally de-duced is that men in their twenties are ignorant of the relevance of most feminist issues and think feminists are in varying degrees: full of hot air, lesbians, killjoys. Feminist blogs in english » 2008 » July
  • Here's John Adams on Thomas Paine's famous 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense": "What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass. William Hogeland: How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality
  • There were some stunningly ignorant comments on the wero, asking why important visitors to New Zealand were greeted by "a Maori New Zealander jumping around half naked".
  • In the beginning, I had visions of a fabulous, sweeping, Perspex spiral staircase, ignorant of the fact that this would cost about £35,000.
  • _Educated rascality is infinitely more of a menace to society than ignorant rascality_. Pushing to the Front
  • I've come to the conclusion that democracy must fail because the demos is either too ignorant or unintelligent for it to work. Leviathan Montgomery, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • He may be anÂignorantÂor thoughtless person, but I no more think he is a homophobe for using the word "faggot" than I believe any of you areÂhomophobesÂfor using the word "sissy. Scott Mendelson: Thoughts On The Brett Ratner Mess: When Explicit Slurs Become Part Of Everyday Language And How To Deal With Their Casual And Out-of-Context Use
  • That these reports were generated would only be a surprise to anyone who was pig-ignorant of the requirements of 8-K disclosures. Congressional inquiry confirms: Waxman is an idiot*. | RedState
  • To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. 
  • His efforts to portray himself as unsophisticated and ignorant of legal matters were not consistent with the record.
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