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tr.v. ig·nored, ig·nor·ing, ig·nores
To refuse to pay attention to; disregard.

[French ignorer, from Old French, from Latin ignōrāre; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

ig·nor′a·ble adj.
ig·nor′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ignored - disregardedignored - disregarded; "his cries were unheeded"; "Shaw's neglected one-act comedy, `A Village Wooing'"; "her ignored advice"
unnoticed - not noticed; "hoped his departure had passed unnoticed"
References in classic literature ?
But he insisted on his own privacy and self-seclusion, and so thoroughly ignored Dick that that good- natured creature finally gave him up and scarcely took as much interest in him as in the hitching-post near the stable.
He ignored her existence whenever it was possible, and made it a point to keep out of her way.
But clearly the process by which he acquired the arsenic is irrelevant: everything that happened before he swallowed it may be ignored, since it cannot alter the effect except in so far as it alters his condition at the moment of taking the dose.
Doctor Allday, on his side, ignored the ominous change in Emily; he went on as pleasantly as ever.
He simply ignored the exposure, and the comments of the other city papers, and in the process of time he easily lived down the memory of it and went on to greater usefulness in his profession.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
Thence, and thence only, sprang the impulse which set her talking, with an uneasy affectation of frivolity, of any topic within the range of conversation, so long as it related to the future, and completely ignored the present and the past.
Hilbery either ignored or thought fit to baffle this desire by interposing various errands of her own.
The opposition leader wanted the report to reveal whether the government ignored the potential dangers of the Mafia group.
Last week, the government ignored an order directing the Communications Authority of Kenya to restore signals for TV stations shut down on January 30.
The UN chief ignored the historical realities related to the Sahara issue, including the United Nations positions, particularly since 2008 following the presentation by Morocco of the autonomy proposal which was deemed serious and realistic by the international community, the parliament's members said, adding that Morocco's autonomy plan represents a basis for negotiations particularly following the failure of the referendum option.
Even when there is an audible sound, if a driver is listening to loud music or talking on a phone it is easily ignored.