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IGNORANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ignorance mean? 

IGNORANCE (noun)
  The noun IGNORANCE has 1 sense:

1. the lack of knowledge or education

  Familiarity information: IGNORANCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IGNORANCE (noun)


Sense 1ignorance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lack of knowledge or education

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("ignorance" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ignorance"):

ignorantness; nescience; unknowing; unknowingness (ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs))

inexperience; rawness (lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience)

unenlightenment (a lack of understanding)

illiteracy (ignorance resulting from not reading)


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