the practice of selectively ignoring distracting, irrelevant, or otherwise unnecessary information received, such as e-mails, news reports, etc.
We’re in a world of infinite interruption and infinite minutia. Practice ‘selective ignorance’—you don’t need to know and follow everything.
by DeepDishGamer July 14, 2014
5 Words related to Selective Ignorance
Claiming to not know about a subject in order to avoid a task or questions on said subject.
"Eli, get in here and do your math homework!"
"Dad, I don't know how to do subtraction with regrouping."
"Oh yes you do. Don't play the selective ignorance card with me."
by Big Mo 61 August 02, 2012

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×