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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)

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.

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.”"