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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 voter who champions one cause -- for example, birth control -- without considering how the candidate will vote on other very important topics, like let's say, constitutional rights and freedoms, is an uninformed and selfish voter.
Nearly four in five uninformed Americans support this requirement, and information about local district ranking does not reduce support for this sort of high-stakes testing in either above-average or below-average districts.
The point is that public concern is usually well-meaning but invariably uninformed and misplaced.
There are also two types of liquidity demanders; for expositional clarity we name them the informed trader and the uninformed investor.
Leave it uninformed that it's easier to collect insurance money for a euthanized horse that is only slightly injured than to spend money bringing it back to health.
Ayant l'objectif de reduire cet ecart, Overlooked and Uninformed met en relief les defies qu'affrontent les responsables des politiques, les professionnels dans le domaine de la sante, et les autres adultes, de meme que les jeunes gens eux-memes, dans la protection de leurs santes et droits.
Nevertheless, most educators know little about the visual search tools and are uninformed about the advantages they bring to teaching and learning.
It is possible that uninformed personnel may have replaced nuts and washers with inferior pieces.
The National Endowment for Financial Education conducted a survey that found women tend to be more anxious about their financial future and more uninformed about the ways to secure it, and they typically face more financial challenges than men.
During the nearly 25 years I have worked in the rubber industry, I have maintained a steady, albeit low profile, crusade to educate the uninformed regarding the true meanings of rubber nomenclature.
I am shocked at how uninformed some of my classmates are about Iraq.