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ignorance vs. stupidity

ignorance vs. stupidity: What's the difference?

Although ignorance and stupidity are often used in similar ways, they have different nuances. Ignorance is simply the lack of knowledge, either in general or about a specific issue or topic. Stupidity refers to the lack of an ordinary level of intelligence, wit, or quickness of mind.

[ ig-ner-uhns ]
  1. the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
[ stoo-pid-i-tee, styoo- ]
  1. the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
  2. a stupid act, notion, speech, etc.

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