Antonyms for ignoring

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ig-nawr, -nohr
Phonetic Transcription : ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr

Definition of ignoring

Origin :
  • 1610s, "not to know, to be ignorant of," from French ignorer "be unaware of," from Latin ignorare "not to know, disregard" (see ignorant). Sense of "pay no attention to" first recorded 1801 (Barnhart says "probably a dictionary word"), and not common until c.1850. Related: Ignored; ignoring.
  • verb disregard on purpose
Example sentences :
  • Ignoring his wild shouts they crunched to powder all his giant bones.
  • Extract from : « Indian Legends of Vancouver Island » by Alfred Carmichael
  • "We must make haste, Miss Calendar," said Kirkwood, ignoring the implication.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • "It was Arthur's hour for college," remarked Hamish, ignoring the rest of the sentence.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "What an old darling he is," murmured Jennie, ignoring his protests.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • She went on with her reading, ignoring him, and he stood there not knowing how to get away.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • But now she was ignoring his lordship as utterly as she did the Belknap-Jacksons.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "There's toas' too," said the voice from under the net, ignoring the personal application.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • I took an evil pleasure in ignoring the questioning stares of the attendants.
  • Extract from : « Arm of the Law » by Harry Harrison
  • "He's got a wonderful breeding," said Slim, ignoring the question.
  • Extract from : « Old Man Curry » by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • "It was a beautiful hymn," said Rotha, ignoring his question.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine

Synonyms for ignoring

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019