verb (used with object), ig·nored, ig·nor·ing.
- ignorance is bliss,
- ignoratio elenchi,
- ignotum per ignotius,
Origin of ignore
Examples 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.'
Word Origin for ignore
1610s, "not to know, to be ignorant of," from French ignorer "be unaware of," from Latin ignorare "not to know, disregard" (see ignorant). Sense of "pay no attention to" first recorded 1801 (Barnhart says "probably a dictionary word"), and not common until c.1850. Related: Ignored; ignoring.