- Lack of knowledge or information: he acted in ignorance of basic proceduresMore example sentences
incomprehension, unawareness, unconsciousness, inexperience, innocence; unfamiliarity with, lack of enlightenment about, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about• informal cluelessness• literary nescienceunenlightenment, benightedness; lack of intelligence, unintelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy, denseness, brainlessness, mindlessness, slow-wittedness
- 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.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin ignorantia, from ignorant- 'not knowing' (see ignorant).