Definition of ignoramus in English:

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ignoramus

Pronunciation: /ˌiɡnəˈrāməs/
/ˌiɡnəˈraməs/

noun (plural ignoramuses)

An ignorant or stupid person.
Example sentences
  • And the masses - stupid ignoramuses that we are - fell for it.
  • He is a cretin's cretin, a halfwit, an ignoramus in every respect.
  • Isn't it a shame that we have these key people doing important things who are either incompetent ignoramuses or dumb as posts?

Origin

Late 16th century: Latin, literally 'we do not know' (in legal use 'we take no notice of it'), from ignorare (see ignore). The modern sense may derive from the name of a character in George Ruggle's Ignoramus (1615), a satirical comedy exposing lawyers' ignorance.

Words that rhyme with ignoramus

famous, Seamus, shamus

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ig·no·ra·mus

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