ignorant


ignorant
adj.
VERBS
appear, be, feel, seem, sound
act

I decided to continue acting ignorant, just to make fun of her.

remain, stay (AmE)

The general public remained totally ignorant of the danger.

I wanted to stay ignorant of my fate for a few more precious hours.

keep sb

We were kept ignorant of the facts.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
completely, entirely, incredibly, plain, profoundly, totally, utterly, wholly

Don't ask Paul. He's completely ignorant.

largely
simply

They are simply ignorant, I'm afraid to say.

blissfully

We went to bed that night blissfully ignorant of the storm to come.

wilfully/willfully
woefully
PREPOSITION
about

He was completely ignorant about the country's political system.

of

We are still woefully ignorant of the causes of this disease.

Ignorant is used with these nouns: ↑bliss

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  • ignorant — ignorant, ante [ iɲɔrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1253; lat. ignorans 1 ♦ IGNORANT DE : qui n a pas la connaissance d une chose; qui n est pas au courant, pas informé de. Être ignorant des événements, des usages. « Longtemps, elle piétina, ignorante de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ignorant — ignorant, ante (i gno ran, ran t ) adj. 1°   Qui est sans lettres, sans études, qui n a point de savoir. •   Enfin, quoique ignorante à vingt et trois carats, Elle passait pour un oracle, LA FONT. Fabl. VII, 15. •   Il affecte quelquefois de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Ignorant — Ig no*rant, a. [F., fr. L. ignorans, antis, p. pr. of ignorare to be ignorant. See {Ignore}.] 1. Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened. [1913 Webster] He that doth not know those things which are of use for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ignorant — Ignorant, [ignor]ante. adj. Qui ne sçait rien, qui ne sçait pas ce qu il devroir sçavoir. Il est ignorant, extremement ignorant. elle est ignorante. il est ignorant dans cette science, en cette profession. Il est le plus souvent subst. C est un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ignorant — IGNORÁNT, Ă, ignoranţi, te, adj., s.m. şi f. (Om) incult, fără cunoştinţe elementare; neştiutor. – Din fr. ignorant. Trimis de gall, 17.09.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  Ignorant ≠ erudit, învăţat, ştiutor Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • ignorant — ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, uneducated, untaught, untutored, unlearned mean not having knowledge. One is ignorant who is without knowledge, whether in general or of some particular thing {a very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fellow Shak …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ignorant — [ig′nə rənt] adj. [OFr < L ignorans, prp. of ignorare: see IGNORE] 1. a) having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced b) lacking knowledge (in a particular area or matter) 2. caused by or showing lack of… …   English World dictionary

  • ignorant — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. ignorant (14c.), from L. ignorantia, from ignorantem (nom. ignorans), prp. of ignorare not to know, to be unacquainted; mistake, misunderstand; take no notice of, pay no attention to, from assimilated form of in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ignorant — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. ignorantncie; lm M. ignorantnci {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} ktoś, kogo cechuje ignorancja; nieuk : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Ten ignorant nie wie, jak wygląda liść dębu. Ignorant w dziedzinie techniki komputerowej.… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • ignorant — Ignorant, Ignorans, Rudis, Ignarus, Imperitus. Qui n est ignorant de rien, Nulla in re peregrinus, atque hospes. Un homme ignorant le fait de plaidoirie, Qui ne sçait que c est de plaider, Homo rerum forensium insolens. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • ignorant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking knowledge or awareness in general. 2) (often ignorant of) uninformed about or unaware of a specific subject or fact. 3) informal rude; discourteous. DERIVATIVES ignorantly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin ignorare not know …   English terms dictionary


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