ignoramus


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ig·no·ra·mus

 (ĭg′nə-rā′məs)
n. pl. ig·no·ra·mus·es
An ignorant person.

[From New Latin ignōrāmus, a grand jury's endorsement upon a bill of indictment when evidence is deemed insufficient to send the case to a trial jury, from Latin, we do not know, first person pl. present tense of ignōrāre, to be ignorant; see ignore.]

ignoramus

(ˌɪɡnəˈreɪməs)
n, pl -muses
an ignorant person; fool
[C16: from legal Latin, literally: we have no knowledge of, from Latin ignōrāre to be ignorant of; see ignore; modern usage originated from the use of Ignoramus as the name of an unlettered lawyer in a play by G. Ruggle, 17th-century English dramatist]

ig•no•ra•mus

(ˌɪg nəˈreɪ məs, -ˈræm əs)

n., pl. -mus•es, -mi (-mi, -maɪ)
an extremely ignorant person.
[1615–20; < Latin ignōrāmus we are ignorant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ignoramus - an ignorant personignoramus - an ignorant person      
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
aliterate, aliterate person - a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader - a person unable to read

ignoramus

noun dunce, fool, ass, donkey, bonehead (slang), duffer (informal), simpleton, dullard, dolt, blockhead, lowbrow, putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), numbskull or numskull I am an ignoramus regarding technical matters.
Translations

ignoramus

[ˌɪgnəˈreɪməs] Nignorante mf, inculto/a m/f

ignoramus

[ˌɪgnəˈreɪməs] npersonne f ignare

ignoramus

nNichtswisser(in) m(f), → Ignorant(in) m(f)

ignoramus

[ˌɪgnəˈreɪməs] nignorante m/f
References in classic literature ?
Marking all this, Stubb argued well for his scheme, and turning to the Guernsey-man had a little chat with him, during which the stranger mate expressed his detestation of his Captain as a conceited ignoramus, who had brought them all into so unsavory and unprofitable a pickle.
He would be an ignoramus in such things - he would bore me, and I would bore him.
Come now; band, not of officers, but of thieves; footpads with the licence of the Holy Brotherhood; tell me who was the ignoramus who signed a warrant of arrest against such a knight as I am?
He is an ignoramus," interrupted my friend, as he stepped unsteadily forward, while I followed immediately at his heels.
Every ignoramus of a fellow who finds that he hasn't brains in sufficient quantity to make his way as a walking advertiser, or an eye-sore prig, or a salt-and-batter man, thinks, of course, that he'll answer very well as a dabbler of mud.
Any ignoramus can hand down his worthless memory by imposing it upon a mountain or a river.
You have already remarked that I am an ignoramus in mathematical subjects; and it is impossible for me to find out how the savants of the observatory were able to calculate what initiatory speed the projectile ought to have on leaving the Columbiad in order to attain the moon.
The steward leaning against the bulkhead near the door glowered at Powell, that newcomer, that ignoramus, that stranger without right or privileges.
And when Harpers magazine editorialized that Abraham Lincoln was a ``filthy storyteller, despot, liar, thief, braggart, buffoon, usurper, monster (and) ignoramus,'' you didn't even have to ask whom they wanted to you to vote for.
I did say sorry, but I just wanted toapologise in full to make sure whoever it was understands I'm not some ignoramus who thinks they can walk in and out of traffic as they please and I'll be more careful from now on.
The ignoramus walked past my daughter as though she were invisible and didn't have the common courtesy to say a sim-ple `thank you'
This should be great news for a parking reactionary - such as myself who believes anyone parking on zig-zag lines at pedestrian crossings should be horse-whipped, who loathes having to pull right out into oncoming traffic because some ignoramus has parked too close to a junction and who thinks there should be car exclusion zones around every primary school - but even I have my doubts about this little plan.