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Meaning of IGNORAMUS

Pronunciation:  `ignu'reymus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ignorant person
 

IGNORAMUS is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: know nothing, uneducated person
 
 See Also: aliterate, aliterate person, analphabetic, illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader, unskilled person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ig`no*ra"mus\, n. [L., we are ignorant. See
{Ignore}.]
1. (Law) 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. --Wharton (Law
   Dict. ). Burn.

2. (pl. {Ignoramuses}.) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain
   pretender to knowledge; a dunce.

         An ignoramus in place and power.      --South.

 
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