Synonyms of ignorant in English:


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1‘an ignorant country girl’

uneducated, unknowledgeable, untaught, unschooled, untutored, untrained, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified, benighted, backward
inexperienced, unworldly, unsophisticated
unintelligent, stupid, simple, empty-headed, mindless
informal pig-ignorant, thick, airheaded, dense, dumb, dim, dopey, wet behind the ears, slow on the uptake, dead from the neck up, a brick short of a load, two sandwiches short of a picnic
British informal dozy, divvy, daft, not the full shilling, thick as two short planks, as thick as two short planks
Scottish, Northern English informal glaikit
North American informal chowderheaded, dumb-ass
West Indian informal dotish
South African informal dof
rare hebete

educated, knowledgeable

2‘I was largely ignorant of the effects of radiotherapy’

without knowledge, unaware, unconscious, insensible
unfamiliar with, unacquainted with, unconversant with, inexperienced in, uninitiated in, blind to, oblivious to, naive about, innocent about, green about, a stranger to
uninformed about, unenlightened about, unschooled in
informal in the dark about, clueless about, not knowing the first thing about, not having the faintest about
literary nescient, strange to

knowledgeable about

3‘she could be very ignorant, and he had no intention of getting in an argument’

rude, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, unmannerly, ungracious, discourteous, insensitive, uncivil, ill-humoured, surly, sullen
boorish, oafish, loutish, crude, coarse, vulgar, gross