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 ?
All foreigners were ignorant people who couldn't speak English.
The warriors appeared to be on the most friendly terms, and seemingly conversed much together; yet, according to the account of the interpreter, each was absolutely ignorant of what the other said.
The buffaloes were more frequent than I have seen cattle in the settlements, browzing on the leaves of the cane, or croping the herbage on those extensive plains, fearless, because ignorant, of the violence of man.
Scarcely any of the items in the above-drawn parallel occurred to Phoebe, whose country birth and residence, in truth, had left her pitifully ignorant of most of the family traditions, which lingered, like cobwebs and incrustations of smoke, about the rooms and chimney-corners of the House of the Seven Gables.
To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
The unflinching earnestness with which he declared these things; --the dark, daring play of his sleepless, excited imagination, and all the preternatural terrors of real delirium, united to invest this Gabriel in the minds of the majority of the ignorant crew, with an atmosphere of sacredness.
Besides, there are a great many foolish men, vain, ignorant, and careless, who never trouble themselves to think; these spoil more horses than all, just for want of sense; they don't mean it, but they do it for all that.
So guileless was he, and ignorant of the nature of business, that he did not even realize that he had become an employee of Brown's, and that Brown and Durham were supposed by all the world to be deadly rivals--were even required to be deadly rivals by the law of the land, and ordered to try to ruin each other under penalty of fine and imprisonment!
Shelby, being entirely ignorant of her husband's embarrassments, and knowing only the general kindliness of his temper, had been quite sincere in the entire incredulity with which she had met Eliza's suspicions.
I thought it all out, and reckoned I would belong to the widow's if he wanted me, though I couldn't make out how he was a-going to be any better off then than what he was before, seeing I was so ignorant, and so kind of low-down and ornery.
I am very ignorant, and it troubles me--just a little.
The inhabitants, doubtless, were well acquainted with this, but strangers, who might approach in a hostile manner, and were ignorant of the curve of the causeway, would probably plunge into the lake, which is six or seven feet in depth at the least.