Meaning of IGNORANCE in English


n. Function: noun

1 the state of being unlearned FF1C; the blight of ignorance FF1E;

Synonyms: benightedness, illiteracy

Related Words: callowness, greenness, inexperience, naiveté, rawness, simpleness, simplicity, uncouthness, uncultivation, unsophistication; empty-headedness, unintelligence, witlessness; know-nothingism, philistinism

Contrasted Words: education, enlightenment, erudition, learning, literacy

2 the state of being unaware or uninformed FF1C; ignorance of the law FF1E;

Synonyms: innocence, inscience, nescience, unacquaintance, unacquaintedness, unawareness, unfamiliarity, unknowingness

Contrasted Words: acquaintance, acquaintanceship, experience; awareness, familiarity, knowledgeableness

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.