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 <anignorant 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 ofilliterate people>.