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Blend of ignorant +‎ literati


ignorati pl (plural only)

  1. (slang, pejorative) The wilfully ignorant; those who choose to ignore inconvenient facts or make public claims based on falsehoods.
    • 2011 October 28, Joseph Romm, “The New York Times joins the energy and climate ignorati”, in Grist Magazine:
    • 2013, Tom Emerick & ‎Al Lewis, Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company's Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, ISBN 1118710916:
      First, we'll show you why you want to erase every piece of misinformation with which the wellness ignorati have indoctrinated you.
    • 2014 June 2, Steve Schuler, “DIY Photo Light Box: Did Amazon Patent Photography Against A White Background”, in Science 2.0:
      Amazon didn't patent the white cyc or the white background as the ignorati have claimed; they only patented a clever method to get the reflecting floor to blend seamlessly into the background, as-shot in-camera.
    • 2015 September 23, Richard J. Rosendall, “Appeasing the Ignorati”, in Washington Blade:
      Carly has to appease the Ignorati (as I dub the right-wing base), so she touts a nonexistent fetus-harvesting video.
    • 2015 December 14, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, “To Defeat the Islamic State Group, Fight Smarter”, in U.S. News & World Report:
      The Islamic State group is doing well recruiting thousands from Europe and America, mainly young ignorati, with its pitch that they are defending Muslims against the crusaders bent on extermination of their religion.




ignorati m

  1. Plural of ignorato





  1. nominative masculine plural of īgnōrātus
  2. genitive masculine singular of īgnōrātus
  3. genitive neuter singular of īgnōrātus
  4. vocative masculine plural of īgnōrātus