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Ignorant vs. Oblivious — What's the Difference?

Ignorant vs. Oblivious — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ignorant and Oblivious

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Ignorant

Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated
He was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid
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Oblivious

Not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one
She became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time
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Ignorant

Discourteous or rude
This ignorant, pin-brained receptionist
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Oblivious

Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful
Oblivious to her surroundings.
Oblivious of the criticism against him.
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Ignorant

Angry or quick-tempered
She could be very ignorant and he had no intention of getting involved in an argument just now
I had to walk out before I got ignorant
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Oblivious

(Archaic) Lacking all memory; forgetful.
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Ignorant

Lacking education or knowledge.
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Oblivious

(usually followed by to or of) Lacking awareness; unmindful; unaware, unconscious of.
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Ignorant

Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge
An ignorant mistake.
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Oblivious

Failing to remember; forgetful.
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Ignorant

Unaware or uninformed
Was ignorant of the drug's harmful effects.
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Oblivious

Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness.
She lay in deep, oblivious slumber.
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Ignorant

Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.
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Oblivious

Evincing oblivion; forgetful.
Through are both weak in body and oblivious.
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Ignorant

Not knowing (a fact or facts), unaware (of something).
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Oblivious

(followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of;
Oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform
Oblivious to the risks she ran
Not unmindful of the heavy responsibility
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Ignorant

(slang) Ill-mannered, crude.
His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant.
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Oblivious

Failing to keep in mind;
Forgetful of her responsibilities
Oblivious old age
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Ignorant

(obsolete) unknown; undiscovered
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Ignorant

Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
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Ignorant

One who is ignorant.
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Ignorant

Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.
He that doth not know those things which are of use for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.
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Ignorant

Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; - used with of.
Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.
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Ignorant

Unknown; undiscovered.
Ignorant concealment.
Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed?
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Ignorant

Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
His shipping,Poor ignorant baubles! - on our terrible seas,Like eggshells moved.
In such businessAction is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorantMore learned than the ears.
In the first ages of Christianity, not only the learned and the wise, but the ignorant and illiterate, embraced torments and death.
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Ignorant

A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.
Did I for this take pains to teachOur zealous ignorants to preach?
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Ignorant

Lacking general education or knowledge;
An ignorant man
Nescient of contemporary literature
An unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
Exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions
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Ignorant

Ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge;
Ignorant of quantum mechanics
Musically illiterate
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Ignorant

Lacking basic knowledge;
How can someone that age be so ignorant?
Inexperienced and new to the real world
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Ignorant

Used of things; lacking sense or awareness;
Ignorant hope
Fine innocent weather
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Ignorant

Lacking knowledge or skill;
Unversed in the jargon of the social scientist
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Ignorant

Lacking information or knowledge;
An unknowledgeable assistant
Dec 05, 2022

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