- 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.
Origin of ignore
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Antonyms for ignore
Related Words for ignorableforgettable, unimportant, bland, nondescript, unmemorable, unremarkable, uneventful
Examples from the Web for ignorable
Historical Examples of 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.'
- to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
- Australian informal disregardto treat someone with ignore
Word Origin for ignore
Word Origin and History for ignorable
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.