ignorance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French ignorance. Surface analysis: ignore +‎ -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ĭg'nərəns, IPA(key): /ˈɪɡnəɹəns/
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Noun[edit]

ignorance (countable and uncountable, plural ignorances)

  1. The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information.
    Synonyms: blindness, cluelessness, knowledgelessness, unawareness, unknowingness, unknowledge
  2. (religion, in the plural) Sins committed through ignorance.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In Roman Catholic theology, vincible or wilful ignorance is such as one might be fairly expected to overcome, hence it can never be an excuse for sin, whether of omission or of commission; while invincible ignorance, which a person cannot help or abate, altogether excuses from guilt.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin ignorantia.

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Noun[edit]

ignorance f (plural ignorances)

  1. ignorance

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ignōrantia.

Noun[edit]

ignorance f (oblique plural ignorances, nominative singular ignorance, nominative plural ignorances)

  1. ignorance (lacking of knowledge; lack of understanding)
  2. something that one is ignorant of

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ignorance
  • French: ignorance

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