- the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
Origin of ignorance
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Examples from the Web for ignorances
How there were more years; more impertinences, ignorances, and insults.
A community of ignorances may be as binding as a community of interests.Mary, Mary
The people who lay all their sins negligences and ignorances, on Providence.
When my ignorances were laid bare, the examiners most considerately confined their questions to my period.An American at Oxford
How the impertinences, ignorances, and insults went through the multiplication table.
- lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant
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Word Origin and History for ignorances
c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia "want of knowledge" (see ignorant).
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