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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

Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.
Bill Maher

People are prone to taking mental shortcuts. They may know that they shouldn't give out certain information, but the fear of not being nice, the fear of appearing ignorant, the fear of a perceived authority figure - all these are triggers, which can be used by a social engineer to convince a person to override established security procedures.
Kevin Mitnick
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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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