ignorant

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English[edit]

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From Old French ignorant

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ignorant (comparative ignoranter or more ignorant, superlative ignorantest or most ignorant)

  1. Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.
    • Tillotson
      He that doth not know those things which are of use for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.
    • Dryden
      Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.
  2. (slang) Ill-mannered, crude.
    His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.
  3. (obsolete) unknown; undiscovered
    • Shakespeare
      ignorant concealment
    • Shakespeare
      Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed?
  4. Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
    • Shakespeare
      His shipping, / Poor ignorant baubles! — on our terrible seas, / Like eggshells moved.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ignorant

  1. present participle of ignorar

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

ignorant m

  1. ignoramus

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Dutch[edit]

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ignorant (comparative ignoranter, superlative ignorantst)

  1. ignorant

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French[edit]

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ignorant

  1. Present participle of ignorer.

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ignorant m (feminine ignorante, masculine plural ignorants, feminine plural ignorantes)

  1. ignorant

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ignorant (comparative ignoranter, superlative am ignorantesten)

  1. ignorant

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

īgnōrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of īgnōrō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iɡnǒrant/
  • Hyphenation: ig‧no‧rant

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ignòrant m (Cyrillic spelling игно̀рант)

  1. ignorant

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