ad ignorantiam

adverb (or adjective)

ad ig·​no·​ran·​ti·​am
: by use of unanswerable challenge to disprove rather than by serious attempt to prove
an ad ignorantiam argument

Word History


Latin, to ignorance

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad ignorantiam was in 1758

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“Ad ignorantiam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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