- the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
Origin of ignorance
Related Words for ignorancedisregard, illiteracy, bewilderment, insensitivity, incapacity, darkness, unconsciousness, rawness, fog, unawareness, simplicity, innocence, vagueness, blindness, unfamiliarity, nescience, oblivion, dumbness, philistinism, sciolism
Examples from the Web for ignorance
Contemporary Examples of ignorance
Many young people are still shedding the ignorance of our parents.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist
January 8, 2015
It's insane that you are losing friends in real life because of their ignorance on the Internet.The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting
Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard
December 10, 2014
That perception is false and often reflects not just ignorance but also elitism and racism.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?
December 9, 2014
But it would be unfair to single out American diplomats for this ignorance.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
The anecdote is a perfect parable for the power and ignorance of artistic patrons.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of ignorance
But the danger which arises from ignorance in the voter can not be denied.
Their ignorance, with the single exception of horse-flesh, is appalling.
We are not always marking time on the same spot of ignorance and helplessness.The Conquest of Fear
He was captivated by her freshness and beauty, her demureness, her ignorance of all things vicious.Within the Law
Renmark blushed at his own ignorance, but he was never reluctant to admit it.In the Midst of Alarms
- lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant
Word Origin and History for ignorance
c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia "want of knowledge" (see ignorant).