Definition of "ignorant" []

  • Lacking education or knowledge. (adjective)
  • Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake. (adjective)
  • Unaware or uninformed. (adjective)
  • Lacking in knowledge or education; unenlightened (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lacking in awareness or knowledge (of) (adjective)
  • Resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or awareness (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ignorant" in a sentence
  • "And least of all can he be supposed ignorant of the meaning of a word, which, had it been ever so doubtful before, had a certain meaning impressed upon it by the authority of Parliament, of which no sensible subject can be ignorant_."
  • "I. v.58 (424,1) This ignorant present time] _Ignorant_ has here the signification of _unknowing_; that it, I feel by anticipation these future hours, of which, according to the process of nature, the present time would be _ignorant_."
  • "The root word in ignorant is “ignore,” a verb – therefore, ignorance is “active stupidity.”"