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Origin of ignorant
SYNONYMS FOR ignorant
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historical usage of ignorant
An interesting use of ignorant appears in Mark Twain’s “Old Times on the Mississippi,” an essay he wrote for The Atlantic Monthly in 1875 and that was later incorporated into chapter 4 of Life on the Mississippi (1883): “This fellow had money, too, and hair oil. Also an ignorant silver watch and a showy brass watch chain.” By transferring the “lacking in knowledge” sense of ignorant from human beings to an object, the ever-clever Twain beautifully and succinctly described a timepiece that doesn’t tell the correct time.
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Example sentences 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