1. Espousing, supporting, defending, or professing as good any matter
ideology religion or belief which
you know nothing about in order to appear intelligent, informed
, humane, noble, or prestigious.
2. The action
of righteously stating one’s position on a matter
research or knowledge to be responsibly making such statements.
3. The habit of irresponsibly making claims on a debatable issue without the work of educating
oneself beforehand; the goal is to look good in the eyes of others.
4. Dishonestly speaking as if knowledgeable about an issue with a firm public statement of opinion. It has the effect
of disserving the public discourse on an issue by disregarding verifiable
on a topic in order to get others to admire you.polignorant polignorance polignorant correctness
Polignorant correctness scenarios:
Stating at a dinner party, "Global warming is a myth!" without checking the science behind the claims of the scientists. The speaker gives the impression that they
have a wealth of knowledge on the subject.
Commentator on a news channel saying, "Islam is a peaceful religion" without researching the scriptural basis for the Islamic
terrorist actions that
just occurred. The commentator gets to appear understanding
and humane without any research required.
Professing "All cultures and societies
are equal in merit and achievment" as if one had extensively studied and found that
to be the case. The speaker looks understanding