Definition of 'ignorance'

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Example sentences containing 'ignorance'

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We need to get excited about evidence and far more serious about our ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The complete ignorance in which we live is very trying. Higonnet, Anne Berthe Morisot (1990)This ignorance and lack of experience can itself be dangerous. Cohen, Julian & Kay, James Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Their rarity made them targets of male prejudice and ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No bank executives should be allowed to plead ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are many conditions when ignorance is bliss. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To be unconsciously incompetent is far from blissful ignorance. Christianity Today (2000)We are permanently indignant about our own ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Complete ignorance is a wonderful way of stifling research. Francis Pryor BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)How much nicer is ignorance than knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was one of those questions where answering correctly might be worse than pleading ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many leaders prefer the bliss of ignorance when it comes to their compass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Only blissful ignorance or a warped sense of humour could have seen the bloke returned three times. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was also widespread ignorance about what side some countries fought on. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Almost complete ignorance of past follies leads to repeats of the same errors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is all based on ignorance and a lack of education. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The jokes send up ignorance and prejudice. The Sun (2011)It is not enough to deflect problems by invoking due process or by pleading ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Knowledge is power v ignorance is bliss. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His ignorance of history is alarming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is much ignorance on both sides of the Atlantic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)


Synonyms of 'ignorance'

lack of education, stupidity, foolishness, blindness
unawareness of, inexperience of, unfamiliarity with, innocence of

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Translations for 'ignorance'

British English: ignorance /ˈɪɡnərəns/ NOUN
Ignorance of something is lack of knowledge about it.
I feel embarrassed by my ignorance of world history.
  • American English: ignorance
  • Arabic: جَهْلٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ignorância
  • Chinese: 无知
  • Croatian: neznanje
  • Czech: nevzdělanost
  • Danish: uvidenhed
  • Dutch: onwetendheid
  • European Spanish: ignorancia
  • Finnish: tietämättömyys
  • French: ignorance
  • German: Unkenntnis
  • Greek: άγνοια
  • Italian: ignoranza
  • Japanese: 無知
  • Korean: 무식
  • Norwegian: uvitenhet
  • Polish: ignorancja
  • European Portuguese: ignorância
  • Romanian: ignoranță
  • Russian: невежество
  • Spanish: ignorancia
  • Swedish: okunnighet
  • Thai: ความโง่เขลา
  • Turkish: cehalet
  • Ukrainian: неосвіченість
  • Vietnamese: sự thiếu hiểu biết


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