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ignorance

Line breaks: ig¦nor|ance
Pronunciation: /ˈɪɡn(ə)r(ə)ns
 
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Definition of ignorance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.
Synonyms
incomprehension, unawareness, unconsciousness, inexperience, innocence;
unfamiliarity with, lack of enlightenment about, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about
informal cluelessness
literary nescience
lack of knowledge, lack of education;
lack of intelligence, unintelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy, denseness, brainlessness, mindlessness, slow-wittedness
informal thickness, dimness, dumbness, dopiness, doziness

Origin

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

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