Antonyms for ignorant

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ig-ner-uhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪg nər ənt

Definition of ignorant

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French ignorant (14c.), from Latin ignorantia, from ignorantem (nominative ignorans), present participle of ignorare "not to know, to be unacquainted; mistake, misunderstand; take no notice of, pay no attention to," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Old Latin gnarus "aware, acquainted with" (cf. Classical Latin noscere "to know," notus "known"), from Proto-Latin suffixed form *gno-ro-, related to gnoscere "to know" (see know).
  • Form influenced by Latin ignotus "unknown." Cf. also uncouth. Colloquial sense of "ill-mannered" first attested 1886. As a noun meaning "ignorant person" from mid-15c.
  • adj unaware, unknowing
Example sentences :
  • Her parents knew of this fact, but mine were ignorant of it.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • While I have gathered foreign jewels, I have been ignorant of the gems in my own family.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • That matron, like most Grecian women, was ignorant of her own written language.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Whether I will be permitted again to look upon your dear faces, I also am ignorant.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The danger of the control of an ignorant electorate has therefore passed.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • There was danger, too--and the greatest--from Viviette, ignorant of Destiny.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • She could be fierce and wicked; she is ignorant and bitter about many things; I am afraid for her.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • What is there that one of us knows, of which the others are ignorant?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • So she planned her battle, ignorant that she had lost already.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They are people to make difficulties, and are ignorant of the bylaws of conscience.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire

Synonyms for ignorant

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