(noun, adjective)


1. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

- an ignorant man

Similar word(s): uneducated, nescient, unlearned, unlettered

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

- she is ignorant of quantum mechanics

Similar word(s): uneducated, illiterate

3. unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

- he was completely ignorant of the circumstances

Similar word(s): uninformed, unknowing, unknowledgeable, unwitting

Sentences with ignorant as an adjective:

- His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.


1. One who is ignorant.