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ostrich

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈɒs.trɪtʃ/ US  /ˈɑː.strɪtʃ/ informal
someone who says that a problem does not exist, because they do not want to deal with it: If you're an ostrich about your debts, you're only going to make matters worse.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of ostrich noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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