ad ignorantiam

adverb (or adjective)
ad ig·​no·​ran·​ti·​am | \ ¦ad-ˌig-nə-ˈran-shē-ˌam \

Definition of ad ignorantiam

: by use of unanswerable challenge to disprove rather than by serious attempt to prove an ad ignorantiam argument

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First Known Use of ad ignorantiam

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad ignorantiam

Latin, to ignorance

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“Ad ignorantiam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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