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ignorant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ignorant

  1. 1 lacking in education or the knowledge gained from books they may be poor, ignorant farmers, but they are not stupid Synonyms of ignorant analphabetic, benighted, dark, illiterate, nonliterate, rude, simple, uneducated, uninstructed, unlearned, unlettered, unread, unschooled, untaught, untutored Words Related to ignorant functionally illiterate, innumerate, semiliterate, unknowledgeable; artless, lowbrow, philistine, uncultivated, uncultured; callow, green, inexperienced, innocent, naive (or naïve); unsophisticated; raw, unskilled, untrained; brainless, dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, stupid, witless; foolish, senseless, silly Near Antonyms of ignorant brilliant, intelligent, smart; experienced, expert, trained; erudite, learned, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic), scholarly; cultivated, cultured, highbrow, intellectual; sophisticated; acquainted, aware, familiar Antonyms of ignorant educated, knowledgeable, lettered, literate, schooled, well-informed, well-read

  2. 2 not informed about or aware of something he was ignorant of their wedding plans Synonyms of ignorant clueless, incognizant, innocent, insensible, nescient, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful, unwitting Words Related to ignorant uneducated, unschooled, untaught; absent, absentminded, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, inconscient Phrases in the dark Near Antonyms of ignorant au courant, hip, plugged-in, up-to-date; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught; heedful, observant; sensitive, sentient Antonyms of ignorant acquainted, aware, cognizant, conscious, conversant, grounded, informed, knowing, mindful, witting

Synonym Discussion of ignorant

ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, untutored, unlearned mean not having knowledge. ignorant may imply a general condition or it may apply to lack of knowledge or awareness of a particular thing.
    • an ignorant fool
    • ignorant of nuclear physics
illiterate applies to either an absolute or a relative inability to read and write.
    • much of the population is still illiterate
unlettered implies ignorance of the knowledge gained by reading.
    • an allusion meaningless to the unlettered
untutored may imply lack of schooling in the arts and ways of civilization.
    • strange monuments built by an untutored people
unlearned suggests ignorance of advanced subjects.
    • poetry not for academics but for the unlearned masses

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