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IGNORANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ignorant mean? 

IGNORANT (adjective)
  The adjective IGNORANT has 3 senses:

1. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
2. uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
3. unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

  Familiarity information: IGNORANT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IGNORANT (adjective)


Sense 1ignorant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

Synonyms:

ignorant; nescient; unlettered; unlearned; unenlightened

Context examples:

an ignorant man / nescient of contemporary literature / an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues / exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions

Similar:

uneducated (not having a good education)


Sense 2ignorant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field

Synonyms:

ignorant; illiterate

Context examples:

she is ignorant of quantum mechanics / he is musically illiterate

Similar:

uneducated (not having a good education)


Sense 3ignorant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

Synonyms:

unknowing; unknowledgeable; ignorant; unwitting

Context examples:

he was completely ignorant of the circumstances / an unknowledgeable assistant / his rudeness was unwitting

Similar:

uninformed (not informed; lacking in knowledge or information)


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