Origin of ignorant
Examples from the Web for ignorantly
Yet Shapiro ignorantly, politically insists that “no one knows what demons plagued Hoffman.”Everything Is Politics to the Right, Even Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death|James Poulos|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we produce a great inventor we are ignorantly proud of him.Health, Happiness, and Longevity|Louis Philippe McCarty
It was doubtless from some sad experience in ignorantly attempting to put fetters on it.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
Why it was thought "great medicine" and ignorantly worshipped, the pale-face student of magic and religion could not understand.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
She had ignorantly attempted to maintain the Christian faith by the most shameful denial of Christian practice.Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume II|Charles Henry Mackintosh
I hope so, Cummins—we are anxious that you should see the errors of the creed you so ignorantly profess, and abandon them.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for ignorantly
Word Origin and History for ignorantly
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.