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Below you will find the definition of ignoramus, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an ignorant person
EXAMPLES - Ignoramus in a Sentence
- The "ignoramus" was calling me from the courtyard. (source)
- Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus" - Reuters (source)
- I have to see what kind of ignoramus buys a bombed-out Omni. " (source)
- And this kind of ignoramus comes here to lecture others about Israel! (source)
- Fightin' Cock Flyer: Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus" - Reuters (source)
- Latest Breaking News Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus" Source: Reuters (source)
- She had to look up "ignoramus" because she said she did not know the definition. (source)
- "ignoramus" after the U.S. leader said Chavez obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- An ignoramus is someone like you who attempts to reframe an argument based on a lie. (source)
- After showing clips of Carlson talking about Googling the words "ignoramus" and "czar," (source)
- That secession talk was just a bunch of political gum-flapping by our ignoramus governor. (source)
- He called me "ignoramus," and wondered what "this fellow" meant by his literary drivelling. (source)
- If Chavez is credible, shall we assume he was correct in calling our President an "ignoramus"? (source)
- Isn't that the show where one of the hosts Googled "ignoramus" and decided it meant "ignorant lawyer"? (source)
- "Rule #69: if you argue over the correct plural of" ignoramus "on the internet you have no freakin life. (source)
- You don't want to be some kind of ignoramus who thinks cavemen used dinosaurs as beasts of burden, do you? (source)
- Albeit the bill against him was thrown out with an 'ignoramus' by a packed jury 24 November, 1681, a year later, (source)
- Anyone who disagrees is shouted down as an economic ignoramus or a socialist think Soviet style central planning. (source)
- After showing clips of Carlson talking about Googling the words "ignoramus" and "czar," Stewart was flabbergasted: (source)
- And for what I'd be willing to bet was a pretty large part of society, an ignoramus is the greatest offense of all. (source)
- In March, he called Obama at best an "ignoramus" after the U.S. leader said Chavez obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- I doubt if McCain disavows this since it won't cost him any votes with the demographic he panders to, aka the ignoramus sector. (source)
- Palin is problematic on her feet under pressure -- all he needs is one gaffe that he can exploit to make you look like an ignoramus. (source)
- I've talked with a number of Marines from all ranks and I've never met an "ignoramus" yet, especially at the Battalion Commander level. (source)
- Actually you fcukin ignoramus fcukwit, those who practice in bartering would appreciate you and everyone here continuing to ignore them. (source)
- Mr Chavez, who last month called Mr Obama an "ignoramus" when it comes to Latin America, gave Mr Obama a copy of Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano's book (source)
- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and ... (source)
- On Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called US President Obama an "ignoramus" for alleging that Venezuela supports terrorism and blocks progress in Latin America. (source)
- In her case, that means looking up words like "ignoramus" and "czar," or at least pretending to in order to score some points against liberals -- and look anti-intellectual in the process. (source)
- The PA's media called the prominent scholar, widely considered one of the most knowledgeable in the disciplines of Sharia, or Islamic law, an "ignoramus" and "puppet of the government of Qatar". (source)
- He is a tedious fraud and ignoramus, a cheap rogue and hypocrite, the eternal Jack of the human pack ... indeed no more grasping, selfish, dishonest mammal is known to students of the Anthropoidea. (source)
- Husband was indicted for a rout in four cases; the grand jury returned three of these "ignoramus;" on the other he was tried and acquitted. 2 Butler was tried on two counts and found guilty on each. (source)
- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- I don't know what "democrat chat" means, the only name I called was "ignoramus" because of your original post, which has vanished, in which you referred to Marion as a liberal Democrat on welfare and food stamps. (source)
- (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- Tsvangirai told supporters at a rally in Harare on Sunday that he would never comply with the suspension order, saying the disciplinary committee was chaired by an "ignoramus," referring to his deputy Gibson Sibanda. (source)
- CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- In former days when a grand jury considered that a bill or indictment was not supported by sufficient evidence to prove the need for a trial, they wrote the word "ignoramus" on the back of it, signifying that they rejected it. (source)
- CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters): Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his US counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America. (source)
- There are some who think I have a hidden agenda or ulterior motive here in defending English as the new national lingua franca and that, ipso facto, I must lack gravitas or be some kind of ignoramus or retrograde linguistic agitator, etc. (source)
- In late March on his Sunday radio/television program (Alo Presidente), he voiced the same concern in calling Obama an "ignoramus" and suggested "he should read and study a little to understand reality .... the obstacle to development in Latin America has been the empire (he) preside (s) over today." (source)
- Basing his arguments on glacial striation patterns on rock and on other observations made during his Sierra rambles, Muir insisted that the sublime landscape of Yosemite had been sculpted by ice rather than caused by a catastrophic subsidence of the valley floor (the scientific explanation then endorsed by most professional scientists -- including Josiah Whitney, who lambasted Muir as an "ignoramus"). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "ignoramus" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 9 synonyms for ignoramus.
blockhead, dimwit, dunce, fool, idiot, imbecile, know-nothing, moron, numbskull
We have 1 antonym for ignoramus.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ignoramus from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An ignorant person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A totally ignorant person—unknowledgeable, uneducated, or uninformed; a fool.
- (noun) A grand jury's ruling on an indictment when the evidence is determined to be insufficient to send the case to trial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) We are ignorant; we ignore; -- being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, “No bill,” “No true bill,” or “Not found,” though in some jurisdictions “Ignored” is still used.
- (noun) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In law, an indorsement, meaning ‘we ignore it,’ which a grand jury formerly made on a bill presented to it for inquiry, when there was not evidence to support the charges, by virtue of which indorsement all proceedings were stopped, and the accused person was discharged.
- (noun) n. An ignorant person; especially, one who lacks necessary knowledge; an ignorant pretender to knowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an ignorant person