ignorant


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ignorant

adjective dense, devoid of knowledge, devoid of learning, devoid of understanding, failing to commrehend, illiterate, in a daze, in a fog, incapable, inept, lacking education, lacking knowledge, lacking learning, lacking the ability to comprehend, lacking underrtanding, not being aware, not capable of comprehending, not capable of learning, obtuse, perplexed, raw, simple, unaware, unconscious, unenlightened, unknowing
Associated concepts: ignorance of the law, ignorant of the rule of law
See also: incognizant, incompetent, inept, inexperienced, insensible, obtuse, opaque, unacquainted, unaware, unversed, unwitting
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The savages observing us, gave way; and we, being ignorant of their numbers, passed the river.
He said if I warn't so ignorant, but had read a book called Don Quixote, I would know without asking.
I am ignorant if these remarks are new, or if they will be confirmed by closer examination ; but I think, that, on a hasty observation, Coningsburgh offers means of curious study to those who may wish to trace the history of architecture back to the times preceding the Norman Conquest.
He was universally reckoned the most ignorant and stupid person among them.
The King, who affected to appear ignorant of the whole affair, demanded an account of the injuries I complained of, and told me that if any of his subjects should dare to attempt our lives, it should cost him his own.
Tell me, do you not recollect that a few years ago, there were three tragedies acted in Spain, written by a famous poet of these kingdoms, which were such that they filled all who heard them with admiration, delight, and interest, the ignorant as well as the wise, the masses as well as the higher orders, and brought in more money to the performers, these three alone, than thirty of the best that have been since produced?
On the other hand, when too much time is occupied in traveling, we become strangers to our native country; and the over curious in the customs of the past are generally ignorant of those of the present.
It seemed that this poor ignorant Monarch -- as he called himself -- was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space.
Then, upon seeing my Musketeers they changed their minds, and forgot their private hatred for partisan hatred; for your Majesty cannot be ignorant that the Musketeers, who belong to the king and nobody but the king, are the natural enemies of the Guardsmen, who belong to the cardinal.
I have, however, already told you, sir, I was entirely ignorant of the contents of the letter.
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey.
I knew it myself, as it was known to Miss Bingley; but her brother is even yet ignorant of it.