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Definition of Ignorant


  1. Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.
  2. Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; -- used with of.
  3. Unknown; undiscovered.
  4. Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
  5. A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.

Ignorant Quotations

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
Nikola Tesla

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Benjamin Franklin

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.
Ronald Reagan
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Ignorant Translations

ignorant in German is unwissend, dumm
ignorant in Italian is ignorante
ignorant in Latin is ignarus, insciens, ignotus
ignorant in Norwegian is uvitende
ignorant in Spanish is ignorante, ignaro
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