ignorance


ignorance
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, total, utter
profound, sheer

This showed a profound ignorance of local customs.

appalling, gross

our appalling ignorance of international events

general, widespread
blissful
wilful/willful

a policy based on wilful ignorance of history

VERB + IGNORANCE
betray, demonstrate, display, expose, reveal, show

I tried not to betray my ignorance.

He showed a remarkable ignorance of the facts.

feign

‘Where?’ he asked, feigning ignorance.

admit, confess, plead, profess

I had to confess my ignorance.

He pleaded ignorance of any wrongdoing.

live in, remain in

The sisters lived in total ignorance of each other.

keep sb in

He was kept in ignorance of his true identity.

be based on

These attitudes are based on ignorance and fear.

PREPOSITION
due to ignorance

mistakes due to ignorance

in ignorance (of)

She remained in blissful ignorance of these events.

in your ignorance

Outsiders, in their ignorance, fail to understand this.

through ignorance

Many lives are lost through ignorance.

ignorance about

There is still widespread ignorance about this disease.

ignorance as to, ignorance of

widespread ignorance of the causes of the Civil War


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  • Ignorance — • Lack of knowledge about a thing in a being capable of knowing Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ignorance     Ignorance     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • ignorance — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. ignorance (12c.), from L. ignorantia want of knowledge (see IGNORANT (Cf. ignorant)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • ignorance — ► NOUN ▪ lack of knowledge or information …   English terms dictionary


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