Top Definition
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
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
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