Ignorant

Definition of Ignorant

Ig´no`rant
a.1.Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.
He that doth not know those things which are of use for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.
- Tillotson.
2.Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; - used with of.
Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.
- Dryden.
3.Unknown; undiscovered.
Ignorant concealment.
- Shak.
Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed?
- Shak.
4.Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
His shipping,
Poor ignorant baubles! - on our terrible seas,
Like eggshells moved.
- Shak.
In such business
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant
More learned than the ears.
- Shak.
In the first ages of Christianity, not only the learned and the wise, but the ignorant and illiterate, embraced torments and death.
- Tillotson.
n.1.A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.
Did I for this take pains to teach
Our zealous ignorants to preach?
- Denham.

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