Synonyms and Antonyms of ignorant
1 lacking in education or the knowledge gained from books <they may be poor, ignorant farmers, but they are not stupid> Synonyms analphabetic, benighted, dark, illiterate, nonliterate, rude, simple, uneducated, uninstructed, unlearned, unlettered, unread, unschooled, untaught, untutored Related Words functionally illiterate, innumerate, semiliterate, unknowledgeable; artless, lowbrow, philistine, uncultivated, uncultured; callow, green, inexperienced, innocent, naive (or naïve); unsophisticated; raw, unskilled, untrained; brainless, dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, stupid, witless; foolish, senseless, silly Near Antonyms brilliant, intelligent, smart; experienced, expert, trained; erudite, learned, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic), scholarly; cultivated, cultured, highbrow, intellectual; sophisticated; acquainted, aware, familiar Antonyms educated, knowledgeable, lettered, literate, schooled, well-informed, well-read
2 not informed about or aware of something <he was ignorant of their wedding plans> Synonyms clueless, incognizant, innocent, insensible, nescient, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful, unwitting Related Words uneducated, unschooled, untaught; absent, absentminded, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, inconscient Phrases in the dark Near Antonyms au courant, hip, plugged-in, up-to-date; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught; heedful, observant; sensitive, sentient Antonyms acquainted, aware, cognizant, conscious, conversant, grounded, informed, knowing, mindful, witting
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