[ ig-ner-uhns ]
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  1. the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

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Origin of ignorance

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English word from Latin word ignōrantia.See ignore, -ance

Other words from ignorance

  • self-ig·no·rance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ignorance


/ (ˈɪɡnərəns) /

  1. lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant

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