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Synonyms for ignorant
ˈɪg nər əntig·no·rant

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unletteredadjective

    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, illiterateadjective

    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, unwittingadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ignorantadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ignorantadjective

    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 for "ignorant":

    ignorance, unaware, ignoramus, benighted, uninformed

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How to use ignorant in a sentence?

  1. Morgan Wallen:

    I was around some of my friends and we just, we say dumb stuff together. In our minds it's playful. It sounds ignorant but that's really where it came from, and it's wrong, we were all clearly drunk and I was asking his girlfriend to take care of him because he was drunk and he was leaving. I didn't mean it in any derogatory manner at all.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The power of every dictator has two main sources: His psychopathic mind and the support of the very easily deceivable ignorant masses!

  4. Jonathan Swift:

    What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.

  5. Socrates:

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


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