plural -s
: complete or utter ignorance
the ignoration of the true relation of each organism to its environmentA. N. Whitehead
[ignore + -ation] : an act or action of ignoring
changed from complete ignoration of my presence to an almost pathetic agreement with every word I saidH. J. Laski

Word History


Latin ignoration-, ignoratio, from ignoratus (past participle of ignorare) + -ion, -io -ion

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“Ignoration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ignoration. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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