[ig-nuh-min-ee, ig-nom-uh-nee] /ˈɪg nəˌmɪn i, ɪgˈnɒm ə ni/
noun, plural ignominies for 2.
disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.
noun (pl) -minies
disgrace or public shame; dishonour
a cause of disgrace; a shameful act
1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia “disgrace, dishonor” (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.
[ig-nawr, -nohr] /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/ verb (used with object), ignored, ignoring. 1. to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks. 2. Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence. /ɪɡˈnɔː/ verb (transitive) 1. to fail or refuse to notice; disregard noun 2. (Austral, informal) […]
[ig-nuh-rey-muh s, -ram-uh s] /ˌɪg nəˈreɪ məs, -ˈræm əs/ noun, plural ignoramuses. 1. an extremely ignorant person. /ˌɪɡnəˈreɪməs/ noun (pl) -muses 1. an ignorant person; fool n. 1570s, from an Anglo-French legal term (early 15c.), from Latin ignoramus “we do not know,” first person present indicative of ignorare “not to know” (see ignorant). The legal […]
[ig-ner-uh ns] /ˈɪg nər əns/ noun 1. the state or fact of being ; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc. /ˈɪɡnərəns/ noun 1. lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant n. c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia “want of knowledge” (see ignorant).
- Ignorance is bliss
Not knowing something is often more comfortable than knowing it. Note: This proverb resembles “What you don’t know cannot hurt you.” It figures in a passage from “On a Distant Prospect of Eton College,” by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.’” What you don’t know […]