US: /ˈɪɡnɝənt/
UK: /ˈɪɡnəɹənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ignorant /'ignərənt/
  • tính từ
    • ngu dốt, dốt nát
    • không biết
      • to be ignorant of (in)...: không biết gì về...

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 ~ (of / about sth) lacking knowledge or information about sth; not educated: an ignorant person / question + He's completely ignorant about modern technology. + At that time I was ignorant of events going on elsewhere. + Never make your students feel stupid or ignorant.
2 (informal) with very bad manners: a rude, ignorant person
ignorantly adverb

Thesaurus dictionary

1 unknowing, uninformed, untaught, uneducated, unschooled, unread, unlearned, unlettered, illiterate:
Is there anyone so ignorant as not to know who the Duke of Wellington was?
2 unaware, unfamiliar, unconscious, benighted, unenlightened, unwitting, in the dark, oblivious, Formal nescient:
She knows many things about which we are ignorant.
3 inexperienced, green, naïve, innocent, unsophisticated:
They used to tease ignorant young apprentices by sending them to find a left-handed hammer
4 uncouth, ill-mannered, discourteous, impolite, uncivil, boorish:
Don't be so ignorant and open the door for the lady!

Collocation dictionary


appear, be, feel, seem | remain
The general public remained totally ignorant of the danger.
| keep sb
We were kept ignorant of the facts.


completely, entirely, pig
quite, totally, utterly, very, wholly
Don't ask Paul. He's pig ignorant.
| largely | rather | blissfully
We went to bed that night blissfully ignorant of the storm to come.
| grossly, lamentably, woefully


He was completely ignorant about the country's political system.
| of
We are still woefully ignorant of the causes of this disease.

Concise English dictionary

+uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
+uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
+unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge