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Ignorance

See also Stupidity.
Am ha-Arez
those negligent in or unobservant of Torah study. [Judaism: Wigoder, 26]
avidya
ignorance as cause of suffering through desire. [Hindu Phil.: Parrinder, 36]
Deane, Lucy
unaware of fiancé Stephen’s obvious relationship with Maggie. [Br. Lit.: The Mill on the Floss]
Dunsmen
opposers of Renaissance learning (14th century); hence, dunce. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 116]
Islayev, Arkady
so entrenched in work, oblivious to wife’s infidelities. [Russ. Lit.: A Month in the Country]
It Pays to Be Ignorant
panelists fail to answer such questions as “Which player on a baseball team wears a catcher’s mask?” [Am. Radio: Buxton, 120]
Lennie
big, strong, simple-minded ranch hand. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men, Magill I, 672–674]
Newman, Alfred E.
cartoon character personifying ignorance as bliss: “What, me worry?” [Comics: “Mad” in Horn, 442]
Parable of the Cave
cave dwellers see only the shadows of reality. [Gk. Phil.: Republic]
Peppermint Patty
cartoon character habitually stumped by teacher and forever failing exams. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 543]
Scarecrow
goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Schweik
cheerful, feeble-minded character; the antithesis of German militarism. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
Sweat Hogs
class of incorrigible students majoring in remedial education. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]
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The role of self-monitoring and pluralistic ignorance in understanding sexual aggression and coercion in college males.
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The Renaissance Christian humanist and theologian Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64) called this self-centered arrogance "unlearned ignorance," the ignorance of those who trust in their human intelligence and who, through pride and presumptuousness, close themselves off to the path of divine wisdom.
Only Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg made it through a haze of general ignorance.
Ahsan Iqbal has stressed the need of the promotion of quality education to end the ignorance and backwardness besides putting the country on the highway to national prosperity and progress.
The menace of quackery, or dishonest claims to being qualified for medical practice, is on the rise in Pakistan especially in slums due to ignorance of the public, shortage of qualified doctors, rude attitude of practitioners with poor people and low governance in the province.
Murad Ali Shah said today, we live in trying times; Muslims at large are misunderstood and persecuted, and have become victims of ignorance and bigotry.
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In response to a question about nuclear storage at the Yucca Mountain site, Trump made his total ignorance of a signature issue in that state clear by saying: "I will tell you I'm going to take a look at it because so many people here are talking about it.