AskDefine | Define ignorant

Dictionary Definition

ignorant adj
1 lacking general education or knowledge; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions" [syn: nescient, unenlightened, unlearned, unlettered]
2 ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge; "ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "musically illiterate" [syn: illiterate]
3 lacking basic knowledge; "how can someone that age be so ignorant?"; "inexperienced and new to the real world" [syn: inexperienced]
4 used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope"; "fine innocent weather" [syn: innocent]
5 lacking knowledge or skill; "unversed in the jargon of the social scientist" [syn: unversed] [ant: versed]
6 lacking information or knowledge; "an unknowledgeable assistant" [syn: unknowledgeable, unknowing, unwitting]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.
  2. Ill-mannered, crude.
    His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.

Translations

characterized by ignorance
  • Dutch: onwetend, ignorant
  • German: ignorant
  • Japanese: 無知な
  • Kurdish: نه‌زان/nezan

Dutch

Adjective

  1. ignorant

French

Verb

ignorant

German

Adjective

  1. ignorant

Extensive Definition

Ignorance is the condition of being uninformed or uneducated, lacking knowledge or information. It may also refer to:
ignorant in Japanese: 無知

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