- ignorance is bliss,
- ignoratio elenchi,
- ignotum per ignotius,
Origin of ignorant
Examples from the Web for ignorant
Just like Watson, Ansari is daring to elicit antagonism and ignorant accusations on account of his feminist beliefs.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forbes magazine has alternately called Hanauer insane and ignorant.
Its campaign is an easy target, but painting these women as a bunch of ignorant, outrageous, self-hating women proves their point.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As people not involved with the creation of a game, it might be ignorant to convey anything more than disappointment.
Is this ignorant and sanitized speech truly a windfall for feminism?Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars|Amy Zimmerman|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a rough system, and I am too ignorant to venture to examine it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It is claimed that this ignorant labor is defrauded of its just hire.
Unluckily I am ignorant of the very rudiments of the matter, so his parenthetic enthusiasms were lost upon me.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 3 (of 3)|John Morley
Just now the idea is horrible to ignorant people, but the faith will spread.The Penalty|Gouverneur Morris
Is it credible that a Clarendon Press editor should be ignorant that ivydoctarum heder prmia frontiumis the emblem of the poet?Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
late 14c., from Old French ignorant (14c.), from Latin ignorantia, from ignorantem (nominative ignorans), present participle of ignorare "not to know, to be unacquainted; mistake, misunderstand; take no notice of, pay no attention to," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Old Latin gnarus "aware, acquainted with" (cf. Classical Latin noscere "to know," notus "known"), from Proto-Latin suffixed form *gno-ro-, related to gnoscere "to know" (see know).
Form influenced by Latin ignotus "unknown." Cf. also uncouth. Colloquial sense of "ill-mannered" first attested 1886. As a noun meaning "ignorant person" from mid-15c.