Misuse of the word "ignorant" to mean rude or gross or anything other than unknowing. I know the language is alive and evolves, so if people are going to use it this way and understand it, I shouldn't care, but I picked it up from a teacher in middle or high school and now every time I hear it misused I cringe.


   /ˈɪgnərənt/ Show Spelled[ig-ner-uhnt] Show IPA


1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.

2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.

3. uninformed; unaware.

4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.

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