ignorant


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ig·no·rant

 (ĭg′nər-ənt)
adj.
1. Lacking education or knowledge.
2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
3. Unaware or uninformed: was ignorant of the drug's harmful effects.

[Middle English ignoraunt, from Old French ignorant, from Latin ignōrāns, ignōrant-, present participle of ignōrāre, to be ignorant, not to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

ig′no·rant·ly adv.

ignorant

(ˈɪɡnərənt)
adj
1. lacking in knowledge or education; unenlightened
2. (often foll by: of) lacking in awareness or knowledge (of): ignorant of the law.
3. resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or awareness: an ignorant remark.
ˈignorantly adv

ig•no•rant

(ˈɪg nər ənt)

adj.
1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned.
2. lacking special knowledge or information.
3. uninformed; unaware.
4. showing lack of knowledge or training.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin ignōrant-, s. of ignōrāns, present participle of ignōrāre to ignore]
ig′no•rant•ly, adv.
syn: ignorant, illiterate mean lacking in knowledge or training. ignorant may mean knowing little or nothing, or it may mean uninformed about a particular subject: An ignorant person can be dangerous. I confess I'm ignorant of higher mathematics. illiterate most often means unable to read or write; however, it sometimes means not well-read or not well versed in literature: classes for illiterate soldiers; an illiterate mathematician.

ignorant

  • ignore, ignorant - Ignore and ignorant are from Latin i-, "not," and gno-, "know."
  • nescient - Can mean "ignorant" or "agnostic," coming from Latin ne, "not," and scire, "know."
  • nice, nicety - Nice first meant "foolish, ignorant," derived from Latin nescius, "ignorant"; nicety first meant "stupidity."
  • rude - Derives from Latin rudis, "uncultivated," and first meant "uneducated, ignorant."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ignorant - uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"
uneducated - not having a good education
2.ignorant - uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field; "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"
uneducated - not having a good education
3.ignorant - unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge; "he was completely ignorant of the circumstances"; "an unknowledgeable assistant"; "his rudeness was unwitting"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"

ignorant

adjective
2. insensitive, gross, crude, rude, shallow, superficial, crass Some very ignorant people called me all kinds of names.
3. (with of) uninformed of, unaware of, oblivious to, blind to, innocent of, in the dark about, unconscious of, unschooled in, out of the loop of, inexperienced of, uninitiated about, unknowing of, unenlightened about Many people are worryingly ignorant of the facts.
uninformed of aware, informed, conscious, in the loop

ignorant

adjective
1. Without education or knowledge:
2. Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge:
Translations
جَاهِلٌجاهِلغَير عالِم ، غيْر مُدْرِك
nevědomýnevědoucínevzdělanýneznalý
uvidende
tietämätön
neuk
tudatlan
fáfróîurvera ókunnugt um
無知な無知の
무식한
neišmanantisneišmanymasnemokšiškainenuvokiantisnežinantis
neizglītotsnekompetentsnezinošs
ignorantonwetend
ignorantskýnevedomý
nepoučenneumenneveden
okunnig
เขลา
cahilhabersizbihaberbilgisiz
dốt nát

ignorant

[ˈɪgnərənt] ADJignorante
to be ignorant ofignorar, desconocer
he can't be ignorant of what's going onseguro que no ignora or seguro que sabe lo que está pasando
they are surprisingly ignorant about their own culturees sorprendente lo poco que saben de su propia cultura, es sorprendente lo poco que conocen su propia cultura
he's an ignorant fooles un necio ignorante, es un inepto

ignorant

[ˈɪgnərənt] adj
(= lacking knowledge) → ignorant(e)
to be ignorant of sth [+ subject] → ignorer tout de qch; [+ events] → ignorer tout de qch
Was the general truly ignorant of what took place? → Le général ignorait-il vraiment tout de ce qui s'était passé?
to be ignorant of the facts about sth → ignorer les faits concernant qch
(= rude) → malpoli(e)

ignorant

adj
(= generally uneducated)unwissend, ungebildet, ignorant; (of particular subject)unwissend; (of plan, requirements etc)nicht informiert (→ of über +acc); to be ignorant of geographysich in Geografie nicht auskennen; to be ignorant of the factsdie Tatsachen nicht kennen; I am not exactly ignorant of what has been going ones ist nicht so, als wüsste ich nicht, was los ist; they are ignorant of or about what happenedsie wissen nicht, was geschehen ist
(= ill-mannered)unhöflich, ungeschliffen, ungehobelt; you ignorant fooldu ungehobelter Patron

ignorant

[ˈɪgnrnt] adj (lacking education) → ignorante
to be ignorant of (fact, situation, subject) → ignorare (events) → essere all'oscuro di

ignorant

(ˈignərənt) adjective
1. knowing very little. He's really very ignorant – he ought to read more; I'm ignorant about money matters.
2. (with of) unaware. He continued on his way, ignorant of the dangers which lay ahead.
ˈignorantly adverb
ˈignorance noun

ignorant

جَاهِلٌ nevzdělaný uvidende unwissend αμαθής ignorante tietämätön ignorant neuk ignorante 無知の 무식한 onwetend uvitende ignorancki ignorante невежественный okunnig เขลา cahil dốt nát 无知的

ignorant

a. ignorante.
References in classic literature ?
To be ignorant of the value of a suit, is simplicity; as well as to be ignorant of the right thereof, is want of conscience.
Tell me, do you not recollect that a few years ago, there were three tragedies acted in Spain, written by a famous poet of these kingdoms, which were such that they filled all who heard them with admiration, delight, and interest, the ignorant as well as the wise, the masses as well as the higher orders, and brought in more money to the performers, these three alone, than thirty of the best that have been since produced?
On the other hand, when too much time is occupied in traveling, we become strangers to our native country; and the over curious in the customs of the past are generally ignorant of those of the present.
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey.
Whereas the bad and ignorant will desire to gain more than both?
The rustic, ignorant of his danger, was about to drink, when the Eagle struck his hand with his wing, and, seizing the drinking horn in his talons, carried it aloft.
Hitherto I had always been driven by people who at least knew how to drive; but in this place I was to get my experience of all the different kinds of bad and ignorant driving to which we horses are subjected; for I was a "job horse", and was let out to all sorts of people who wished to hire me; and as I was good-tempered and gentle, I think I was oftener let out to the ignorant drivers than some of the other horses, because I could be depended upon.
For my own part, I cannot conceive that Homer or Virgil would have writ with more fire, if instead of being masters of all the learning of their times, they had been as ignorant as most of the authors of the present age.
I knew it myself, as it was known to Miss Bingley; but her brother is even yet ignorant of it.
he repeated, with fierce contempt; "you are making the common mistake of the whole ignorant herd.
The "Old-Fashioned Girl" is not intended as a perfect model, but as a possible improvement upon [Page] the Girl of the Period, who seems sorrowfully ignorant or ashamed of the good old fashions which make woman truly beautiful and honored, and, through her, render home what it should be,-a happy place, where parents and children, brothers and sisters, learn to love and know and help one another.
Lady Janet shut her eyes and destroyed the letter--Lady Janet is determined to live and die absolutely ignorant of the true story of 'Mercy Merrick.