ignorant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ignorant" in British English

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ignorantadjective

uk   /ˈɪɡ.nər.ənt/  us   /-nɚ-/
C2 not having enough ​knowledge, ​understanding, or ​information about something: Many ​teenagers are ​surprisingly ignorant aboutcurrentpolitics. We ​remained blissfully ignorant of the ​troubles that ​layahead. UK informal not ​polite or ​showingrespect: Ignorant ​lout!
(Definition of ignorant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ignorant" in American English

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ignorantadjective

 us   /ˈɪɡ·nər·ənt/
having no ​knowledge or ​awareness of something or of things in ​general: We were very ​young, ignorant, ​unskilled men.
ignorance
noun [U]  us   /ˈɪɡ·nər·əns/
You have to ​assume that ​incomingstudents have an ​almosttotal ignorance of the ​rules of ​grammar.
(Definition of ignorant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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