Definition of "ignorance" []

  • The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed. (noun)
  • Lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant (noun)

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Use "ignorance" in a sentence
  • "There is an ignorance that is sought on purpose, called _affected ignorance_ (in the Shakspearian sense of the word _affect_), as when a man will not read begging-letters, that he may not give anything away."
  • "With regard to life's origin ignorance is depicted as a gap which will eventaully be overcome with evidence backing mainstream conceptions - the promissory note."
  • "As for me personally, I think conservatives living in ignorance is pretty damn funny – so I would never try to change your mind."