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Synonyms for ignorant
ˈɪg nər ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unlettered(adj)

    uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

    "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"

    Synonyms:
    innate, nescient, unknowledgeable, unlettered, unlearned, illiterate, analphabetic, unbelieving, unknowing, unconditioned, unwitting

    Antonyms:
    informed, educated

  2. ignorant, illiterate(adj)

    uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field

    "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"

    Synonyms:
    nescient, unknowledgeable, unlettered, unlearned, illiterate, unknowing, unwitting

    Antonyms:
    educated, informed

  3. ignorant, unknowledgeable, unknowing, unwitting(adj)

    unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

    "he was completely ignorant of the circumstances"; "an unknowledgeable assistant"; "his rudeness was unwitting"

    Synonyms:
    unplanned, nescient, unknowledgeable, unlettered, unlearned, illiterate, unknowing, unintentional, unwitting

    Antonyms:
    educated, informed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ignorant

    Ignorant signifies destitute of education or knowledge, or lacking knowledge or information; it is thus a relative term. The most learned man is still ignorant of many things; persons are spoken of as ignorant who have not the knowledge that has become generally diffused in the world; the ignorant savage may be well instructed in matters of the field and the chase, and is thus more properly untutored than ignorant. Illiterate is without letters and the knowledge that comes through reading. Unlettered is similar in meaning to illiterate, but less absolute; the unlettered man may have acquired the art of reading and writing and some elementary knowledge; the uneducated man has never taken any systematic course of mental training. Ignorance is relative; illiteracy is absolute; we have statistics of illiteracy; no statistics of ignorance are possible.

    Synonyms:
    ill-informed, illiterate, uneducated, unenlightened, uninformed, uninstructed, unlearned, unlettered, unskilled, untaught, untutored

    Antonyms:
    educated, instructed, learned, sage, skilled, trained, well-informed, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ignorant

    Synonyms:
    untaught, uneducated, uninformed, unlearned, illiterate, unlettered

    Antonyms:
    wise, learned, cultured, cultivated, well-informed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ignorant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unlearned, uninstructed, uninformed, uneducated, untaught, unenlightened, blind, illiterate, unlettered, dark

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ignorant(a)

    Synonyms:
    illiterate, inerudite unenlightened, uninformed, unlearned, untaught, uneducated, unlettered, nescient, quackish, charlatanic

    Antonyms:
    educated, instructed, schooled, trained, proficient, learned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ignorance, unaware, ignoramus, benighted, uninformed

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#14614ignorant
#16485unaware
#25535innate
#31396unplanned
#31479unintentional
#32447illiterate
#35413unskilled
#42339uninformed
#46925uneducated
#71973unwitting
#89384unknowing
#91005unbelieving
#94975unlearned
#102781unconditioned
#116500benighted
#136321ignoramus
#139288unenlightened
#191467unlettered
#201184untutored
#261906untaught
#288760uninstructed
#313904unknowledgeable

How to use ignorant in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A bird that fears falling off of a tree branch is ignorant of its gifts.

  3. Socrates:

    Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.

  4. Bella Dodd:

    I was at last beginning to see how ignorant I had become, how long since I had read anything except Party literature. I thought of our bookshelves stripped of books questioned by the Party, how when a writer was expelled from the Party his books went, too. I thought of the systematic rewriting of Soviet history, the revaluation, and in some cases the blotting out of any mention of such persons as Trotsky. I thought of the successive purges. Suddenly I too wanted the answers to the questions Senator Hickenlooper was asking and I wanted the truth. I found myself hitting at the duplicity of the Communist Party.

  5. Graham Greene, The Human Factor (1978):

    Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.


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