Dictionary

ignorance

noun ig·no·rance \ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s\

: a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the state of being ignorant

Full Definition of IGNORANCE

:  the state or fact of being ignorant :  lack of knowledge, education, or awareness
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of IGNORANCE

  1. His racist attitudes were born out of ignorance.
  2. an appalling ignorance about other cultures

First Known Use of IGNORANCE

13th century
IGNORANCE Defined for Kids

ignorance

noun ig·no·rance \ˈig-nə-rəns\

Definition of IGNORANCE for Kids

:  a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education :  the state of being ignorant

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: ignorantPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ignoramus waltzAll Words Near: ignorance
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears