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ig·no·rant  audio  (gnr-nt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Lacking education or knowledge.
  2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
  3. Unaware or uninformed.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English ignoraunt, from Old French ignorant, from Latin ignrns, ignrant- present participle of ignrre, to be ignorant, not to know; see gn- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
igno·rant·ly(Adverb)


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