Definition of ignore in English:


Line breaks: ig¦nore
Pronunciation: /ɪgˈnɔː


[with object]



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  • Previously, an attack on a French ship or an attack on an Indonesian resort unfamiliar to Americans would be ignored in America as only part of the usual white noise playing in the eminently ignorable outside world.
  • Still, this hardly puts enough of a blight on the play - if anything, MacDonnell is eminently ignorable - to stop me from recommending it unreservedly.
  • Then there's the back-channel chatter among bloggers about one of our own that's crossed the line from ignorable to Orange-alert levels.


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  • I have known for years that psychologists are not really interested in the evidence for or against their theories and in recent years I have had to add most climate scientists to the league of the evidence ignorers.


late 15th century (in the sense 'be ignorant of'): from French ignorer or Latin ignorare 'not know, ignore', from in- 'not' + gno-, a base meaning 'know'. Current senses date from the early 19th century.

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