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349. Ignorance (See also Stupidity.)

  1. Am ha-Arez those negligent in or unobservant of Torah study. [Judaism: Wigoder, 26]
  2. avidya ignorance as cause of suffering through desire. [Hindu Phil.: Parrinder, 36]
  3. Deane, Lucy unaware of fiancé Stephens obvious relationship with Maggie. [Br. Lit.: The Mill on the Floss ]
  4. Dunsmen opposers of Renaissance learning (14th century); hence, dunce. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 116]
  5. Islayev, Arkady so entrenched in work, oblivious to wifes infidelities. [Russ. Lit.: A Month in the Country ]
  6. It Pays to Be Ignorant panelists fail to answer such questions as Which player on a baseball team wears a catchers mask? [Am. Radio: Buxton, 120]
  7. Lennie big, strong, simple-minded ranch hand. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men, Magill I, 672674]
  8. Newman, Alfred E. cartoon character personifying ignorance as bliss: What, me worry? [Comics: Mad in Horn, 442]
  9. Parable of the Cave cave dwellers see only the shadows of reality. [Gk. Phil.: Republic ]
  10. Peppermint Patty cartoon character habitually stumped by teacher and forever failing exams. [Comics: Peanuts in Horn, 543]
  11. Scarecrow goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]
  12. Schweik cheerful, feeble-minded character; the antithesis of German militarism. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390392]
  13. Sweat Hogs class of incorrigible students majoring in remedial education. [TV: Welcome Back, Kotter in Terrace, II, 423]

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ignorance

ignorance ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it proverbial saying, early 15th century, perhaps reflecting the legal maxim ‘ignorantia iuris neminem excusat [ignorance of the law excuses nobody].’
where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise proverbial saying, mid 18th century, now frequently abbreviated to ignorance is bliss. The saying comes from Thomas Gray's Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742), ‘Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.’

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ignorance

ignorance XIII. — (O)F. — L. ignōrantia, f. prp. of ignōrāre not to know, misunderstand, disregard, rel. to ignārus unaware; see -ANCE.
So ignorant XIV. ignore †not to know XVII; (of a grand jury) reject (a bill); refuse to take notice of XIX. — (O)F. ignorer or L. ignōrāre.

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ignorance

ig·no·rance / ˈignərəns/ • n. lack of knowledge or information: he acted in ignorance of basic procedures.

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Ignorance

Ignorance: see AVIDYĀ; INVINCIBLE IGNORANCE.

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