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ignorant

ig·no·rant

ignorant

 
 
pronunciation:
Ig n rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: without knowledge or education.
Many people are still ignorant of the new law.I'm ignorant about history because I didn't study it in school.
synonyms:
illiterate
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The word ignorant contains the following parts:
i- Latin prefix that means not, without
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-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.