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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ig-nawr, -nohr]
    • /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/
    • /ɪɡˈnɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ig-nawr, -nohr]
    • /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/

Definitions of ignored word

  • verb with object ignored to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks. 1
  • verb with object ignored Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence. 1
  • noun ignored Simple past tense and past participle of ignore. 1

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Origin of ignored

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin ignōrāre to not know, disregard, verbal derivative of ignārus ignorant, unaware (with -ō- perhaps from ignōtus unknown), equivalent to in- in-3 + gnārus knowing, acquainted (with); akin to (g)nōscere to know1

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Parts of speech for Ignored


ignored popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

ignored usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ignored

adjective ignored

  • overlooked — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
  • unnoticed — an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.
  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • unheeded — to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.
  • discounted — to deduct a certain amount from (a bill, charge, etc.): All bills that are paid promptly will be discounted at two percent.

Antonyms for ignored

adjective ignored

  • noted — well-known; celebrated; famous: a noted scholar.

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