Examples of ignorance in a Sentence
His racist attitudes were born out of ignorance.
an appalling ignorance about other cultures
Recent Examples of ignorance from the Web
Their ignorance of the prejudice around them is inflated to almost comical proportions.
That Germany and Italy would try to wage war on the Mediterranean and in North Africa without serious attempts to invade Gibraltar and Malta is a testament to their ignorance of history.
But whether these mistakes are just slips of the tongue, as opposed to statements made in ignorance, people are already pointing to them as further evidence that Trump is treating the territories devastated by Hurricane Maria as foreign countries.
Even about living cephalopods, so much is unknown; their extinct ancestors who left behind hardly a trace lie across an even greater abyss of our own ignorance.
Still, having a low-information voter in the Oval Office isn’t without its advantages: After all, in the innocence of their ignorance, laymen often ask vital questions that experts are far too smart to ever ponder.
This day is to remember the tragedy that destroyed out head in the sand ignorance of the violence around the world when we were brutally attacked by terrorists.
Whether through ignorance or choice, some people perpetuate ways that are damaging.
To Clooney, who spoke to me at the Toronto International Film Festival, that ignorance was the point—that this screwball murder mystery is a distraction from something far more disturbing.
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First Known Use of ignorance
Synonymsbenightedness, cluelessness, incognizance, innocence, nescience, obliviousness, unawareness, unfamiliarity
Antonymsacquaintance, awareness, cognizance, familiarity
Related Wordscallowness, greenness, inexperience, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), rawness, simpleness, unsophistication
Near Antonymsexperience, know-how; sophistication
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