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synonyms for ignorant

  • illiterate
  • innocent
  • naive
  • oblivious
  • obtuse
  • uneducated
  • uninformed
  • apprenticed
  • benighted
  • birdbrained
  • blind to
  • cretinous
  • dense
  • green
  • imbecilic
  • in the dark
  • inexperienced
  • insensible
  • mindless
  • misinformed
  • moronic
  • nescient
  • shallow
  • thick
  • unconscious
  • unconversant
  • uncultivated
  • uncultured
  • unenlightened
  • uninitiated
  • unintellectual
  • unknowledgeable
  • unlearned
  • unlettered
  • unmindful
  • unread
  • unschooled
  • unsuspecting
  • untaught
  • untrained
  • unwitting
  • witless
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antonyms for ignorant

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  • educated
  • experienced
  • intelligent
  • learned
  • taught
  • aware
  • competent
  • knowledgeable
  • literate
  • talented
  • wise
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How to use ignorant in a sentence

He is ignorant of the nation’s story, dismissive of its conventions and unmoved by its romance.
REPUBLICANS, IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO STAND UP FOR THE NATIONMICHAEL GERSONDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For decades, many have been ignorant of the connection between ecosystem health and infectious disease.
THE FIGHT TO STOP THE NEXT PANDEMIC STARTS IN THE JUNGLES OF BORNEOBRIAN BARTHDECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Next to her, the English Doyles are parochial and sorely ignorant, while Mexico City Noémi is widely read, intelligent, and well-traveled.
GOTHIC NOVELS ARE OBSESSED WITH BORDERS. MEXICAN GOTHIC TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE.CONSTANCE GRADYOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
They know exactly what makes their products sell, and consumers are generally happy to remain ignorant of the actual explanation for.
EGG YOLK COLOR DOESN’T MEAN WHAT YOU THINK IT DOESPOPSCI STAFFOCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Chemists analyze molecular bonds but remain blissfully ignorant of quarks and gluons.
HOW MATHEMATICAL ‘HOCUS-POCUS’ SAVED PARTICLE PHYSICSCHARLIE WOODSEPTEMBER 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
In Middle English, this gesǣlig started to mean “holy, innocent, helpless,” then “pitiable” and “insignificant,” then “simple” and “ignorant.”
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But he was ignorant of that part of the horrid tale; and the Duke, in a milder voice, bade him rise.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
His wife was ignorant of the cause of his staying out so long, and suffered greatly from anxiety about his welfare.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
What children they were with their simple unmorality of artists, as ignorant of the real world as babes in a wood!
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Reginald never spoke to her of such things; perhaps she was too ignorant to understand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO IGNORANT

  • atrocious
  • barbarian
  • barbaric
  • brutal
  • brutish
  • coarse
  • cruel
  • ferocious
  • heartless
  • ignorant
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • monstrous
  • primitive
  • rough
  • rude
  • ruthless
  • sadistic
  • truculent
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • unsophisticated
  • vicious
  • vulgar
  • wicked
  • wild
  • wolfish
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