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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ig-ner-uh ns]
    • /ˈɪg nər əns/
    • /ˈɪɡ.nər.əns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ig-ner-uh ns]
    • /ˈɪg nər əns/

Definitions of ignorance word

  • noun ignorance the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc. 1
  • noun ignorance Lack of knowledge or information. 1
  • noun ignorance lack of education 1
  • noun ignorance lack of awareness 1
  • uncountable noun ignorance Ignorance of something is lack of knowledge about it. 0
  • noun ignorance lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant 0

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Origin of ignorance

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
First recorded in 1175-1225; Middle English word from Latin word ignōrantia. See ignore, -ance

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Parts of speech for Ignorance


ignorance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ignorance usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ignorance

noun ignorance

  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • illiteracy — a lack of ability to read and write.
  • bewilderment — Bewilderment is the feeling of being bewildered.
  • incapacity — lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
  • darkness — the state or quality of being dark: The room was in total darkness.

Antonyms for ignorance

noun ignorance

  • cognizance — Cognizance is knowledge or understanding.
  • competence — Competence is the ability to do something well or effectively.
  • education — the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
  • knowledge — acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
  • literacy — the quality or state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write.

adjective ignorance

  • doting — showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile.
  • lovesome — inspiring love; lovely; lovable.

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