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 for ignorant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ignorant \Ig"no*rant\, a. [F., fr. L. ignorans, -antis, p. pr.
     of ignorare to be ignorant. See Ignore.]
     1. Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed;
        untaught; unenlightened.
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              He that doth not know those things which are of use
              for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he
              may know besides.                     --Tillotson.
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     2. Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; -- used with
        of.
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              Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.  --Dryden.
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     3. Unknown; undiscovered. [Obs.]
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              Ignorant concealment.                 --Shak.
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              Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed? --Shak.
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     4. Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
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              His shipping,
              Poor ignorant baubles! -- on our terrible seas,
              Like eggshells moved.                 --Shak.
  
     Syn: Uninstructed; untaught; unenlightened; uninformed;
          unlearned; unlettered; illiterate. -- Ignorant,
          Illiterate. Ignorant denotes lack of knowledge, either
          as to single subject or information in general;
          illiterate refers to an ignorance of letters, or of
          knowledge acquired by reading and study. In the Middle
          Ages, a great proportion of the higher classes were
          illiterate, and yet were far from being ignorant,
          especially in regard to war and other active pursuits.
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                In such business
                Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant
                More learned than the ears.         --Shak.
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                In the first ages of Christianity, not only the
                learned and the wise, but the ignorant and
                illiterate, embraced torments and death.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ignorant \Ig"no*rant\, n.
     A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled;
     an ignoramous.
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           Did I for this take pains to teach
           Our zealous ignorants to preach?         --Denham.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ignorant
      adj 1: uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or
             sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of
             contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable
             of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt
             for his unlettered companions" [syn: ignorant,
             nescient, unlearned, unlettered]
      2: uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of
         learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field; "she is
         ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"
         [syn: ignorant, illiterate]
      3: unaware because of a lack of relevant information or
         knowledge; "he was completely ignorant of the circumstances";
         "an unknowledgeable assistant"; "his rudeness was unwitting"
         [syn: ignorant, unknowledgeable, unknowing,
         unwitting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "ignorant":
     a novice at, a stranger to, awkward, benighted, blankminded,
     boorish, brainless, callow, crude, disaccustomed, discourteous,
     dumb, empty, empty-headed, foolish, fresh, gauche, green,
     green as grass, groping, gross, headless, ill-mannered, illiterate,
     immature, impolite, in the dark, inane, incognizant, inept,
     inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, insensate, irrational,
     know-nothing, lackbrained, lean-minded, lean-witted, lowbrow,
     mindless, naive, nescient, new to, not bright, oblivious,
     of little brain, pea-brained, pin-brained, raw, reasonless, rude,
     rusty, senseless, simple, slackminded, slackwitted, strange to,
     tentative, unaccustomed, unaccustomed to, unacquainted,
     unacquainted with, unapprized, unaware, uncivil, uncomprehending,
     unconscious, unconversant, unconversant with, uncouth, uncultured,
     undeveloped, uneducated, unenlightened, unexperienced, unfamiliar,
     unfamiliar with, unfledged, ungifted, unhabituated, unhardened,
     unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, uninitiated in,
     uninstructed, unintellectual, unintelligent, uninured, unknowing,
     unlearned, unlettered, unmatured, unposted, unpracticed,
     unpracticed in, unprogressive, unread, unreasoning, unripe,
     unschooled, unseasoned, unskilled in, unsophisticated, unsure,
     untalented, untaught, unthinking, untrained, untried, untutored,
     unused, unused to, unversed, unversed in, unwise, unwitting,
     unwonted, vacuous, weaned, witless
  
  

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