AskDefine | Define ignore

Dictionary Definition



1 refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: disregard, snub, cut]
2 bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances" [syn: dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside]
3 fail to notice [ant: notice]
4 give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn: neglect, disregard]
5 be ignorant of or in the dark about [ant: know]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (RP): ĭgnyô', /ɪɡˈnjɔː/, /Ig"nO:/
  • (US): ĭgnyôr', /ɪɡˈnjɔːr/, /Ig"nO:r/


  1. To deliberately pay no attention to.
  2. Fail to notice.


To deliberately pay no attention to



  1. Form of First-person singular present subjunctive, ignorer
  2. Form of Third-person singular present subjunctive, ignorer
  3. Form of Second-person singular imperative, ignorer

Extensive Definition

Ignorance is the condition of being uninformed or uneducated, lacking knowledge or information. It may also refer to:
ignore in Japanese: 無知

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide with, abjure, accept, allow for, avoid, ban, bar, bar out, be big, be blind to, be caught napping, be caught out, be content with, be easy with, be inattentive, be neglectful, be negligent, be unwary, bear with, blink at, blockade, break the law, brook, brush aside, brush off, care naught for, chuck, chuck out, color, condone, connive at, contemn, contradict, count out, cut, cut dead, cut off, debar, decline, default, defy, deny, despise, digest, diminish, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disobey, disown, disregard, down, ease, eat, embargo, endure, evade, except, exclude, extenuate, fail, flout, forget, forswear, freeze out, give no heed, give the go-by, gloss over, go counter to, hear nothing, judge not, keep out, lapse, lean over backwards, leave out, leave unavenged, lessen, let go, let it go, let pass, let ride, let slide, let slip, listen to reason, live with, lock out, look right through, lose sight of, lose track of, make allowance for, make allowances for, make light of, make little of, mince, miss, mitigate, neglect, nod, not attend, not care for, not conform, not get involved, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not notice, not observe, not think, not write off, omit, ostracize, overlook, overpass, palliate, pass by, pass over, pass up, pay no attention, pay no mind, pocket, pocket the affront, pooh-pooh, preclude, prohibit, push aside, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to consider, refuse to cooperate, refuse to recognize, regard with indulgence, reject, relegate, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, scoff at, scout, see both sides, see nothing, send to Coventry, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, shove away, shut out, sleep, slight, slur over, snub, soft-pedal, soften, spurn, stomach, suspend judgment, swallow, swallow an insult, taboo, take, take for granted, think little of, throw away, throw out, tolerate, transgress, turn aside provocation, turn away, turn out, varnish, view with indulgence, violate, waive, whitewash, wink at
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