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1、i- ( assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" ) + gnor- + -ant.
- ignorant (adj.)
- 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" (cognates: 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." Also see uncouth. Colloquial sense of "ill-mannered" first attested 1886. As a noun meaning "ignorant person" from mid-15c.
- 1. Authors are famously ignorant about the realities of publishing.
- 2. People don'tlike to ask questions for fear of appearing ignorant.
- 3. Many people are worryingly ignorant of the facts about global warming.
- 4. I'm statistic-phobic, and hopelessly ignorant of medicine.
- 5. He was self-important, vain and ignorant.
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