verb (used with object), ig·nored, ig·nor·ing.
- ignorance is bliss,
- ignoratio elenchi,
- ignotum per ignotius,
Origin of ignore
Examples from the Web for ignoring
Ignoring people you hooked up with at Shooters when encountering them on campus is a quintessential Duke experience.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But in doing so, are they ignoring other liberal alternatives to Hillary Clinton?Elizabeth Warren 2016 Gets First Check From Liberals|Ben Jacobs|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Cuomo, the strategy of ignoring Teachout—quite literally in some cases—made a certain amount of sense.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schultz repeatedly hit Christie for “ignoring his constituents” and the economic problems in his state.
His fellow citizens, ignoring him, bring it into their city.
And if the convention was ignored, as it sometimes was, Hugo alone had the right to begin the ignoring of it.Hugo|Arnold Bennett
Kant exaggerates the dualism: Rousseau would abolish it by ignoring the more important of the two antitheses.
Meanwhile the launch, ignoring the continued fire of the enemy, kept to the far side of the river and steamed down to Elmina.With Wolseley to Kumasi|F.S. Brereton
He clapped Kurt on the shoulder, ignoring the damp gray grimy feeling of the clammy T-shirt under his palm.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
"I think we have had rather more than a capful these last two days," replied Ralph, ignoring the insulting language.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
Word Origin for ignore
1610s, "not to know, to be ignorant of," from French ignorer "be unaware of," from Latin ignorare "not to know, disregard" (see ignorant). Sense of "pay no attention to" first recorded 1801 (Barnhart says "probably a dictionary word"), and not common until c.1850. Related: Ignored; ignoring.