Definition of ignorance in English:


Syllabification: ig·no·rance
Pronunciation: /ˈignərəns


  • Lack of knowledge or information: he acted in ignorance of basic procedures
    More example sentences
    • Our fear is based on ignorance, they loftily believe, and can be safely dismissed.
    • There are vast tracts of ignorance in my knowledge and really there are lots of other people who know more than me.
    • The legacy of Lindh is the confusion and ignorance that afflicts today's referendum.
    incomprehension of, unawareness of, unconsciousness of, unfamiliarity with, inexperience with, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about
    informal cluelessness about
    lack of knowledge, lack of education, unenlightenment, illiteracy; lack of intelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy


ignorance is bliss

If you do not know about something, you do not worry about it.
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  • Ignorance is bliss on the executive rung of the corporate ladder.
  • The secret to working with dangerous animals is to remember that ignorance is bliss.
  • There truly are times when ignorance is bliss, Miss.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin ignorantia, from ignorant- 'not knowing' (see ignorant).

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