Part of speech: noun

An ignorant pretender to knowledge.

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Usage examples "ignoramus":

  1. We but append the legal indorsement ignoramus, we do not know. - "Moon Lore", Timothy Harley.
  2. Since she had asserted the grass would absorb everything, its failure to absorb the salt proved beyond all doubt she was an ignoramus, a dangerous charlatan, and a crazy woman, better locked up, who had destroyed Southern California to her own obscure benefit. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.
  3. So they continued in absolute amity until what is virtually universal suffrage was introduced and the ignoramus became the tool of every political knave. - "The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent", S.M. Hussey.