US: /ˈɪɡnɝəns/
UK: /ˈɪɡnəɹəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ignorance /'ignərəns/ (ignoranctness) /'ignərəntnis/
  • danh từ
    • sự ngu dốt, sự không biết
      • to be complete ignorance of...: hoàn toàn không biết gì về...
    • where ignprance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise
      • ngu si hưởng thái bình

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
[U] ~ (of / about sth) a lack of knowledge or information about sth: widespread ignorance of / about the disease + They fought a long battle against prejudice and ignorance. + She was kept in ignorance of her husband's activities. + Children often behave badly out of / through ignorance. + I hate to admit my ignorance, but how does it work?
Idioms: ignorance is bliss (saying) if you do not know about sth, you cannot worry about it: Some doctors believe ignorance is bliss and don't give their patients all the facts.

Thesaurus dictionary

unfamiliarity, unawareness, unconsciousness, benightedness, unenlightenment, inexperience, greenness:
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Mistakes are often caused by ignorance rather than stupidity.

Collocation dictionary


complete, total | remarkable | widespread | blissful


betray, show
I tried not to betray my ignorance. He showed a remarkable ignorance of the facts.
| admit, confess, plead
I had to confess my ignorance. He pleaded ignorance of any wrongdoing.
| live in, remain in
The sisters lived in total ignorance of each other.
| keep sb in
He was kept in ignorance of his true identity.
| be based on
These attitudes are based on ignorance and fear.


due to ~
mistakes due to ignorance
| in ~ (of)
She remained in blissful ignorance of these events.
| through ~
Many lives are lost through ignorance.
| ~ about
There is still widespread ignorance about this disease.

Concise English dictionary

+the lack of knowledge or education