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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 ?
As soon as the ignoramuses came to understand as much as the director of the observatory himself knew, they began to worry themselves regarding her revolution round the earth, whereupon twenty scientific reviews immediately came to the rescue.
There is no just ground, therefore, for the charge brought against me by certain ignoramuses -- that I have never written a moral tale, or, in more precise words, a tale with a moral.
A dark comedy with an inappropriately antic tone, opening here a week after Purim, The Death of Stalin has something to offend everyoneSlavophiles and Slavophobes, The Nation and The National Review, erudite professors and historical ignoramuses, neo-Stalinists and anti-Stalinists of all persuasions.
Gruebel said, 'In any case, one should not simply join in the choir of ignoramuses and write off bitcoin as purely a bubble.
Some ignoramuses in Malacanang as always had a ready excuse for the unrest among farmers in Mindanao.
They poked fun at ignoramuses like me expressing a view on her design.
NB: Americans in general tend not only to be "political ignoramuses," but also First-Amendment ignoramuses.
While defending John Scopes for violating Tennessee's Butler Act by teaching evolution, Clarence Darrow proclaimed: "We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States.
Basically, the idea that one can open up the Koran and read a verse and act upon it is an exercise for ignoramuses.
Poverty Because not only does it pander to the rent-a-gob ignoramuses who see the characters as just another bunch of feckless, scrounging layabouts seeking notoriety and celebrity from the latest dose of "poverty porn".
I remember when Stan Collymore revealed in his playing days he too had the 'black dog', as Winston Churchill called it, certain ignoramuses quipped, "I wouldn't mind being depressed on 40 grand a week".
Missouri = Many ignoramuses standing sadly over ubiquitous random Iowa ns