Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “ignorance”

ignorance

noun [U]     /ˈɪɡnərəns/
not enough knowledge , understanding , or information about something: There is still widespread ignorance about the disease . I was shocked by her total ignorance of world history .Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of ignorance noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Unaware, but you might be interested in these topics from the Knowing and understanding topic area:

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “ignorance”

Definitions of “ignorance” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

honeymoon

a holiday taken by a couple immediately after their marriage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More