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ignorance

[ig-ner-uh ns] /ˈɪg nər əns/
noun
1.
the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Latin ignōrantia. See ignore, -ance
Related forms
self-ignorance, noun
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  • The festival lasts five days and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
  • Every error is an error of substance, a betrayal of ignorance and inexperience, the academic equivalent of the double dribble.
  • Before communism, they never had that choice due to the rampant ignorance and lack of education.
  • The combination of her stubbornness and our ignorance make for a funny scene.
  • Message should include that deceit is a major way of our lives, ignorance is widespread.
  • That's a logical fallacy, specifically argument from ignorance.
  • Large carnivores or venomous snakes are often killed out of fear or ignorance.
  • Expressions of devotion, the lamps are believed to dispel the darkness of ignorance.
  • The biggest problem is ignorance, and you're putting a light on that ignorance.
  • Even the kids grown up in that area within the circle of ignorance.
British Dictionary definitions for ignorance

ignorance

/ˈɪɡnərəns/
noun
1.
lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant
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Word Origin and History for ignorance
n.

c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia "want of knowledge" (see ignorant).

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