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ignorance

ig·no·rance

ignorance

pronunciation:
Ig n rns
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition or fact of being ignorant; lack of education, knowledge, training, or the like.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse; you can still go to jail.She failed the test out of ignorance, not because she doesn't have the intelligence to pass.He confessed complete ignorance of car mechanics.
 
antonyms:
education, erudition, familiarity, illumination, knowledge, understanding
Word Parts
The word ignorance contains the following part:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy