[ ig-nawr, -nohr ]
/ ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr /
verb (used with object), ig·nored, ig·nor·ing.
to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
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Origin of ignore
OTHER WORDS FROM ignore
ig·nor·a·ble, adjectiveig·nor·er, nounun·ig·nor·a·ble, adjectiveun·ig·nor·a·bly, adverb
un·ig·nored, adjectiveun·ig·nor·ing, adjectivewell-ig·nored, adjective
Words nearby ignore
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Example sentences from the Web for ignorable
Things-plus-me is the only knowable, and consequently the only 'ignorable.'
The law of ignorance hence is that 'we can be ignorant only of what can be known,' or 'the knowable is alone the ignorable.'
British Dictionary definitions for ignorable
/ (ɪɡˈnɔː) /
to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
Australian informal disregardto treat someone with ignore
Derived forms of ignoreignorable, adjectiveignorer, noun
Word Origin for ignore
C17: from Latin ignōrāre not to know, from ignārus ignorant of, from i- in- 1 + gnārus knowing; related to Latin noscere to know
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