Definition of Ignorance

1. Noun. The lack of knowledge or education.




Definition of Ignorance

1. n. The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.

Definition of Ignorance

1. Proper noun. A personification of ignorance. ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ignorance

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Medical Definition of Ignorance

1. 1. The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed. "Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." (Shak) 2. A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have. Invincible ignorance, ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God. Origin: F, fr. L. Ignorantia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ignorance

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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1897)
"An action which is due to ignorance is non-voluntary, but it is not involuntary unless it is followed by a feeling of pain and regret. To act from ignorance ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"About ten years afterwards, under the reign of Trajan, the younger Pliny was intrusted by his friend and master with ignorance of *ne government of Bithynia ..."

3. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Robert Williams (1869)
"And, again, acting from ignorance would seem to be entirely distinct from acting in ... He who is drunk or in a passion is not held to act from ignorance, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... activity prevented her from consecrating herself at once to the Christian training of Irish children, who were' growing up in ignorance of their Faith. ..."

5. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... and ignorance; for all their famed ingenuity is no more. My friend, father Simon, and 1, ufed to be very merry upon ..."

6. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"But, in saying that some fall into superstition through error, I would not insinuate that their ignorance excuses them from guilt; because their blindness ..."

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