Meaning of IGNORANCE in English

IGNORANCE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

pretend ignorance

To pretend ignorance of the situation would be irresponsible.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

blissful

In the old days, there was a blissful ignorance about owning stocks.

complete

Much of the difficulty of identification is caused by an almost complete ignorance of what we are looking for.

There was some evidence that she was in complete ignorance of the power of attorney and of her power of sale.

Or even complete ignorance on the Prince's behalf?

But complete ignorance of their general structure will not raise him in the esteem of his professional clients.

total

This betrays a total ignorance of the purpose and role of the International Monetary Fund.

What of the illiterate who uses a forbidden pesticide in total ignorance of its potential dangers?

■ VERB

admit

Jenkins admitted to ignorance , but covered himself by saying that the selectors did not know the team either.

based

First, deficit cultures are portrayed as irrational, as based on ignorance .

But my ideas were based on ignorance of the natural order of things.

Many of these assumptions are based on ignorance .

Otherwise my opinion may be based on ignorance . 5.

In some cases it is based upon simple ignorance .

Much of what is currently discussed in the media about schools and education in general is based on misinformation and ignorance .

But a blind refusal to consider alternatives is negatively based on fear, ignorance , deeply embedded convictions or insularity.

New moralists caricatured purity feminism as a repressive moral code based on ignorance and punitive condemnation.

betray

Mr. Cousins You, Mr. Speaker, betray the ignorance of men if you do not understand the relevance of my question.

Leaders who confuse vision with cliche, however, betray their own ignorance of the human part of performance and change challenges.

This betrays a total ignorance of the purpose and role of the International Monetary Fund.

keep

It is a love which has been kept in ignorance: haven't women been kept uninformed for long enough?

He paid little attention to his cabinet, taking most decisions by himself and keeping ministers in ignorance .

plead

In Seville he had often pleaded ignorance over some of the expressions she used.

Galileo pleaded ignorance of any such document and promised to produce that signed by Bellarrnine in 1616.

As to his reference to rugby league, I plead ignorance and will not interfere with private griefs.

remain

She willingly abrogates the power that knowledge gives in order to remain in ignorance .

show

Officials have shown ignorance of the fact that locking their countries into trade rules can have unforeseen consequences.

This insults those who have obtained annulments, and it shows a real ignorance of the process.

In this Fox was simply showing his ignorance .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

blissful ignorance

In the old days, there was a blissful ignorance about owning stocks.

pardon my ignorance/rudeness etc

plead ignorance/illness/insanity etc

As to his reference to rugby league, I plead ignorance and will not interfere with private griefs.

Galileo pleaded ignorance of any such document and promised to produce that signed by Bellarrnine in 1616.

He attempted to plead insanity, but did it so effectively that they concluded he must be sane.

In Seville he had often pleaded ignorance over some of the expressions she used.

The next day, she stayed home from work, something she rarely did, pleading illness.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He showed complete ignorance of the most basic historical facts.

I haven't read your latest book, so I hope you'll forgive my ignorance .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But it's essential, and ignorance of it can be costly.

Even from the depths of my ignorance it had been impossible not to notice how the discourse had changed.

He repeated his question, and came up against the same smiling ignorance .

I use this to excuse the possible ignorance which my question may make apparent!

Is this not a just punishment for their ignorance , for their lack of attention?

Leaders who confuse vision with cliche, however, betray their own ignorance of the human part of performance and change challenges.

Only for such beings is ignorance not bliss.

The workers' ignorance compounds their poverty: everywhere, failure to follow the most elementary rules of diet makes undernourishment worse.

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