ignorance


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Synonyms for ignorance

unawareness of

Synonyms

  • unawareness of
  • inexperience of
  • unfamiliarity with
  • innocence of
  • unconsciousness of
  • greenness about
  • oblivion about
  • nescience of

Synonyms for ignorance

the condition of being ignorant; lack of knowledge or learning

the condition of being uninformed or unaware

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Though his eyes had been long opened, even before his acquaintance with Elinor began, to her ignorance and a want of liberality in some of her opinions-- they had been equally imputed, by him, to her want of education; and till her last letter reached him, he had always believed her to be a well-disposed, good-hearted girl, and thoroughly attached to himself.
You are my son, then, I'll tell you; and your mother was a wicked slut to leave you in ignorance of the sort of father you possessed.
Keep her in ignorance, if you wish to spare her unnecessary anxiety, and me unnecessary distress.
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
Neither do I say this, with the least intention to detract from the many virtues of that excellent king, whose character, I am sensible, will, on this account, be very much lessened in the opinion of an English reader: but I take this defect among them to have risen from their ignorance, by not having hitherto reduced politics into a science, as the more acute wits of Europe have done.
Then the priest anoints himself with the grease and tallow of the cows, and sits down on a heap of straw, on the top and in the middle of a pile which is prepared; they set fire to it, and the whole heap is consumed without any injury to the priest, who while the fire continues harangues the standers by, and confirms them in their present ignorance and superstition.
An ignorance of a variety of minute and particular objects, which do not lie within the compass of legislation, is consistent with every attribute necessary to a due performance of the legislative trust.
But I had the greatest possible difficulty in obtaining any information on points that really interested me; for the Monarch could not refrain from constantly assuming that whatever was familiar to him must also be known to me and that I was simulating ignorance in jest.
But to me the future is still black and blank--is a vast ignorance, lit at a few casual places by the memory of his story.
Recognition, as the name indicates, is a change from ignorance to knowledge, producing love or hate between the persons destined by the poet for good or bad fortune.
But to live in ignorance on such a point was impossible; or at least it was impossible not to try for information.
Ca'n't tread on us," said Bruno, looking amused at my ignorance.
He married abroad and left one son, who seems to have been brought up in ignorance of all belonging to him.
And yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness, far inferior to other parts.
Wealth and poverty, fame and obscurity, power and subordination, strength and weakness, health and disease, culture and ignorance, work and leisure, repletion and hunger, virtue and vice, are only greater or lesser degrees of freedom.