What Does Ignorant Mean?

Calling someone ignorant isn’t necessarily an insult. Ignorance is simply a lack of understanding. If we are ignorant of a subject, we have little, if any, information or knowledge about it.

We are ignorant about all sorts of things, but that does not make us stupid; we are just ignorant. This is a crucial distinction.

David Gurteen

But the word can be used as an insult.

If someone is angry with you and calls you an ignorant person, they probably mean that you are primitive and uncivilised.

Of course, it’s not a very nice thing to say.


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