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Synonyms for ignorance
ˈɪg nər ənsig·no·rance

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Wiktionary3.3 / 4 votes

  1. ignorancenoun

    unawareness, blindness

  2. Ignorancenoun

    A personification of ignorance.

    blindness, unawareness

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 11 votes

  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 Contribution2.0 / 2 votes

  1. lack of knowledge

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

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  1. ignorancenoun

    illiteracy, nescience, darkness, blindness, want of knowledge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. ignorancenoun

    illiteracy, inerudition, unenlightenment, nescience, quackery, charlatanry

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ignorance":

    ignorant, unawareness, disregard, dark, unfamiliarity

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  1. Andy Tian:

    I would use the phrase 'convergence of ignorance and complacency', ignorance on the side of Apple, complacency on the side of Chinese companies.

  2. The ISIS spokesman:

    People should really think about the case of James Foley, james Foley did not get killed because we started the battle. James Foley got killed because of the ignorance of James Foley government that did not give James Foley any help.

  3. Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians (1918):

    The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.

  4. Jonathan Bernstein:

    Takata's approach reflects ignorance or denial of the reality that the court of public opinion can put you out of business long before a court of law decides about liability.

  5. Sankara:

    The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.

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