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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.]
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]
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|Noun||1.||ignoramus - 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
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.