Definitions of "Ignorant"

Lacking education or knowledge. adjective

Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge. adjective

Unaware or uninformed. adjective

Destitute of knowledge in general, or concerning some particular matter; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.

Keeping one in ignorance.

Unconscious; unaware.

Done unconsciously or innocently; unknown to one's self as being of the kind mentioned.

Showing want of knowledge; arising from or caused by ignorance: as, an ignorant proceeding; ignorant remarks.

Synonyms Ignorant, Illiterate, Unlettered, Unlearned, uneducated. Ignorant is the most general of these words (as, he is an ignorant fellow), except where it is limited to some subject or point (as, ignorant of the ways of the world). Illiterate means not having read or studied, or, specifically, not able to read. The illiterate are presumably ignorant outside of their own work, but not necessarily so; the ignorant are necessarily illiterate. In modern times it is as reprehensible to be illiterate as to be ignorant. Unlettered is used sometimes for illiterate and sometimes for unlearned, with corresponding measures of blame. Unlearned —that is, not learned—is, like ignorant, either general or special: as, to be unlearned in theology; as learning is the privilege of few, it is not especially blameworthy to be even generally unlearned.

A person who is untaught or uninformed; one who is unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramus. noun

A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous. noun

Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened. adjective

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