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Synonyms for ignorance
ˈɪg nər ənsig·no·rance

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  1. ignorancenoun

    unawareness, blindness

  2. Ignorancenoun

    A personification of ignorance.

    blindness, unawareness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ignorance

    ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

    acquaintance, association, companionship, experience, familiarity, fellowship, friendship, intimacy, knowledge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorancenoun

    the lack of knowledge or education

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Editors Contribution

  1. lack of knowledge

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ignorancenoun

    illiteracy, nescience, darkness, blindness, want of knowledge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ignorancenoun

    illiteracy, inerudition, unenlightenment, nescience, quackery, charlatanry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ignorance":

    ignorant, unawareness, disregard, dark, unfamiliarity

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How to use ignorance in a sentence?

  1. Heraclitus:

    It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.

  2. Charles De Gaulle:

    Ignorance can be cured. Stupidity cannot be cured but it can be muffled with duct-tape.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.

  4. Wesley D'Amico:

    Wisdom has the same self-esteem as ignorance.

  5. Plato:

    Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

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