01. I am quite [ignorant] of my own country's history, and sometimes it is embarrassing.
02. Discrimination is usually based on [ignorance] of other cultures or lifestyles.
03. There is a lot of [ignorance] and misinformation about AIDS which leads people to believe things which simply aren't true.
04. Stanislaw is not really stupid, he's just quite [ignorant] about a number of things because he doesn't have a lot of education.
05. A lot of people seem to be happily [ignorant] of the real threat of global warming.
06. There were a bunch of really [ignorant] jerks at the pub who were hassling all the women, and getting totally pissed out of their minds.
07. Will Rogers once said that an [ignorant] person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
08. A wise man once said, "Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is [ignorant], smile. If it is justified, learn from it."
09. Elie Wiesel once suggested that the opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is [ignorance].
10. When I heard Martha talking about her illness, I [ignorantly] made a little joke to try to cheer her up, but instead it just made her cry.
11. Isaac Asimov once noted that although science can cause problems, it is not by [ignorance] that we will solve them.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which states that a wise man makes his own decisions, whereas an [ignorant] man follows public opinion.
13. There is a Kurdish proverb which says, "Fear an [ignorant] man more than a lion."
14. There is a Haitian proverb which holds that [ignorance] doesn't kill you, but it does make you sweat a lot.
15. There is a Vietnamese proverb which states that if you want to gather a lot of knowledge, act as if you are [ignorant].
16. My [ignorance] of cars is embarrassing when I have to talk to my mechanic about problems my van is having.
17. Many people are totally [ignorant] of the extent of poverty in this country.
18. Didier may be somewhat [ignorant] of the subject you were discussing, but he is certainly not stupid.
19. Someone once suggested that a truly great leader is one who never allows his followers to discover that he is as [ignorant] as they are.
20. Bertrand Russell once suggested that men are born [ignorant], not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

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