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noun [uncountable] ignorance pronunciation in American English /ˈɪɡnərəns/
  1. lack of knowledge or facts about a situation or a particular subject

    decisions based on ignorance and prejudice

    It would have been better to have remained in ignorance.

    ignorance of:

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    ignorance about:

    There is a lot of public ignorance about how the disease is spread.

    show/betray ignorance:

    His comments showed his total ignorance of the situation.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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