Ignorance



[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).

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