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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.
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Adv.1.ignorantly - in ignorance; in an ignorant manner; "they lived ignorantly in their own small world"
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[ˈɪgnərəntlɪ] ADVignorantemente
we ignorantly went to the next houseal no saber, fuimos a la casa de al lado
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[ˈɪgnrntlɪ] advper ignoranza
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(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
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Here have I been unconsciously toiling, not pleasuring, --aye, and ignorantly smoking to windward all the while; to windward, and with such nervous whiffs, as if, like the dying whale, my final jets were the strongest and fullest of trouble.
The subject was a woman, whose husband was ignorantly convicted of having murdered her; but on solemn appeal to a higher court, he was acquitted because it was shown upon the evidence that she had died the death of which this name of spontaneous combustion is given.
The obstinate folly of his story is beyond all belief; and you might lead him into ignorantly "
Yes, and we flipped it at the rate of ten gallons the hour; and when the squall came (for it's squally off there by Patagonia), and all hands --visitors and all --were called to reef topsails, we were so top-heavy that we had to swing each other aloft in bowlines; and we ignorantly furled the skirts of our jackets into the sails, so that we hung there, reefed fast in the howling gale, a warning example to all drunken tars.
What sensitive chord had I ignorantly touched, when my lips touched her hand?
He said, it was not from a motive of vain curiosity he had inquired, but in order to punish the fellow; at least, that he might not ignorantly confer favours on the undeserving.
I accepted his beautiful work as ignorantly as I did my other blessings.
"I am afraid I have ignorantly revived some painful associations.
Don't treat me as if I were talking ignorantly and madly of something that can never be!"
I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature, and rashly and ignorantly I had repined.
I ask you - ignorantly and humbly, my daughter - for the better, do you think?'
Well, trooping the colors is a very solemn ceremony, and everybody must stand uncovered when the flag goes by, the commandant and all; and once I was there, and ignorantly walked across right in front of the band, which was an awful disgrace: Ah, the Lieutenant-General was so ashamed, and so distressed that I should have done such a thing before all the world, that she couldn't keep the tears back; and then she taught me the salute, so that if I ever did any other unmilitary act through ignorance I could do my salute and she believed everybody would think it was apology enough and would not press the matter.