Education

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ig·no·rant

ˈiɡnərənt/

adjective

adjective: ignorant

  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.

    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”

    synonyms: uneducatedunknowledgeableuntaughtunschooleduntutoreduntrainedilliterateunletteredunlearnedunreaduninformedunenlightenedbenighted;inexperienced

    antonyms: educated

    • lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular.

      “they were ignorant of astronomy”

      synonyms: without knowledge of, unaware of, unconscious of, oblivious to, incognizant of, unfamiliar with, unacquainted with, uninformed about, ill-informed about, unenlightened about, unconversant with, inexperienced in/with, naive about, green about; More

      informalin the dark about, clueless about

      “they were ignorant of working-class life”

      antonyms: knowledgeable
    • informal

      discourteous or rude.

      “this ignorant, pin-brained receptionist”

    • WEST INDIAN

      easily angered; quick-tempered.

      “she could be very ignorant and he had no intention of getting involved in an argument just now”

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