Meaning of IGNORANT in English

adj. Function: adjective

1 lacking knowledge or education FF1C; an ignorant boy with no taste for school FF1E;

Synonyms: benighted, empty-headed, illiterate, know-nothing, rude, uneducated, uninstructed, unlettered, unschooled, untaught, untutored

Related Words: lowbrow, uncultured, unintellectual; callow, green, inexperienced; crude, gross, raw, uncouth; ingenuous, naive, simple, unsophisticated

Contrasted Words: educated, erudite, learned, literate

2 lacking information on or awareness of something FF1C; was ignorant of the circumstances surrounding the affair FF1E;

Synonyms: incognizant, inconversant, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unfamiliar, uninformed, uninstructed, unknowing, unwitting

Idioms: in the dark

Contrasted Words: aware, conscious, conversant, informed, knowing, knowledgeable


Synonyms: BACKWARD 5, benighted, unenlightened, unprogressive

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