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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Ngeche on Thursday evening accused Njeru of frustrating and "killing" his motions, but the deputy speaker accused the MCA of being ignorant of the assembly's rules and procedures.
The former Scotland football star told listeners that a rat infestation in the city was down to "ignorant" immigrants not storing rice and other foods properly.
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If one specialises, say, in physics, economics, medicine or engineering, he or she goes out in the world being ignorant of art, culture and literature.
MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari not only condemned the speech but also said that the PPP leader's speech just showed how ignorant he was of ground realities and financial affairs of the province.
She appears too ignorant to understand that the OECD Pisa rankings are based upon estimated average scores and that OECD recognises that social deprivation is the greatest determinant of children's attainment throughout the world.
Following this, Jemima pointed out that they were visiting Mexico and not Israel and called out Ghinwa for her "staggeringly ignorant" tweet.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday has lashed out anew against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, branding her as an 'ignorant chief justice.'
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has called US President Donald Trump 'ignorant' and 'ungrateful', while reacting to the US president's anti-Pakistan remarks.
Public broadcaster RTP had said that the location shoot for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote left chipped masonry, broken roof tiles and uprooted trees at the 12th century Convent of Christ in Tomar, claims Gilliam, inset, dismissed as "ignorant nonsense".