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ignorance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ignorance

  1. 1 the state of being unaware or uninformed <ignorance of the law is no excuse> Synonyms benightedness, cluelessness, incognizance, innocence, nescience, obliviousness, unawareness, unfamiliarity Related Words callowness, greenness, inexperience, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), rawness, simpleness, unsophistication Near Antonyms experience, know-how; sophistication Antonyms acquaintance, awareness, cognizance, familiarity

  2. 2 the state of being unlearned <with such vast sums spent on education, the level of ignorance among graduating seniors is a national disgrace> Synonyms illiteracy Related Words functional illiteracy, innumeracy; brainlessness, dumbness, idiocy, imbecility, stupidity; philistinism; foolishness, mindlessness, senselessness, witlessness Near Antonyms education, instruction, training; enlightenment, knowledge; erudition, scholarship Antonyms learning, literacy





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