Dictionary.com defines ignorant as "lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned," "lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact," "uninformed; unaware," "due to or showing lack of knowledge or training." People today use the term "ignorant" to define people or statements they find rude or offensive. Unless the person's words actually are based on a lack of knowledge, he is not ignorant. Being rude and offensive is different from being unlearned.
I am ignorant of the definition of this word.
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adj. lacking knowledge
half of the people on this website are ignorant and should learn to spell. especially those stupid cynical bastards who contradict themselves.
by norbert April 13, 2003

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A term used by certain minorites to describe anyone who is pissing them off. Ironically, ask them what it means, and they won't have a clue. All you'll get as an answer is a clenched fist to the head (for being ignorant of course).
Student: Can I use the restroom?
Teacher: Not right now.
Student: Man, you is fuckin' ignorant!
by Janis February 01, 2005

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Adjective
1. Having the lack of knowledge, or background/factual information of a particular thing in general. However, the effect in which this person will be proceeding with their "unproven knowledge" imbedded in their mind as if factual information, they, in turn, will plan on using it in the future to make false and incorrect statements based on what they didn't know about the particular thing, or may have heard as a majority of votes for.

And being ignorant does not mean stupid. There's a big difference between the two words.
1. During World War Two, in an American city(in the U.S.), two ignorant policemen arrested an Asian man who is in charge of a small store because he looked like a Chinese spy when he was really Japanese and not a spy.

2. Derek walked up to Shavam, noticing that he looked like he was from India, and asks him, "Are you Indian?" Shavam replies, "Yes." Derek then asks, "Say somethin' Indian." Shavam, confused, walks off. Kaitie, who was watching the whole conversation, walks up to Derek and tells him he is ignorant because of what he said.

3. Rebecca turned on a lamp and the bulb went out, so she went to get a new lightbulb, leaving the lamp switched to "ON". Freddy, her ignorant little brother, saw the bulbless lamp, and wondered what would happen if he stuck his finger in the lightbulb socket of the lamp, not knowing that he would get shocked.
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If you don't know what this means, then you are ignorant.
He was very ignorant.
by IGNORANCE January 06, 2005

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Lacking knowledge or information, See ignant.
Ignorant Person: I hate Spanish food, taco bell sucks.

Smart Person: Taco bell isn't spanish food, it's supposed to be Mexican food, and it's just sloppy fast food, if you want real mexican food check out a family owned resturant.
by Jersey Kid January 26, 2008

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Lacking in knowledge, awareness, empathy, and wisdom. Can apply to anyone, regardless of political affiliation. Contrary to popular belief, it is a very broad state of mind, not largely dependent on one's specific views on a subject. Despite this larger meaning, this word is usually hurled towards others by people who are also ignorant who happen to be upset by something someone said.
Most democrats and most republicans are ignorant. In fact, most people are as a whole! Blargh.
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Contrary to popular belief, being ignorant is not direct stupidity, but simply being "Ignore-ant" in other words, choosing not to listen to obvious fact.
Explorer: The Earth is round i tell you! The Earth is round!!

Ignorant Mob: Burn him!! Burn him alive!
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