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One entry found for ignorant.
Main Entry: ig·no·rant
Pronunciation: primarystressig-nschwa-rschwant
Function: adjective
1 a : having no knowledge or education b : having no knowledge or understanding of a certain thing <ignorant of mathematics>
2 : not informed : UNAWARE <ignorant of the facts>
3 : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge <an ignorant mistake>
- ig·no·rant·ly adverb
synonyms IGNORANT, UNEDUCATED, UNLETTERED, ILLITERATE mean not having the kind of knowledge gained from education. IGNORANT suggests a lack of knowledge either in general or in some particular field <ignorant about physics>. UNEDUCATED suggests a general lack of formal education <there are few jobs for uneducated people>. UNLETTERED suggests a lack of the kind of knowledge gained from reading <unlettered people would not appreciate the play>. ILLITERATE suggests either a total or major inability to read and write <countries having large numbers of illiterate people>.

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