ignorance

noun ig·no·rance \ ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of ignorance

: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness

Examples of ignorance in a Sentence

  1. His racist attitudes were born out of ignorance.

  2. an appalling ignorance about other cultures

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First Known Use of ignorance

13th century



IGNORANCE Defined for English Language Learners

ignorance

noun

Definition of ignorance for English Language Learners

  • : a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the state of being ignorant


IGNORANCE Defined for Kids

ignorance

noun ig·no·rance \ ˈig-nə-rəns \

Definition of ignorance for Students

: a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the state of being ignorant


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