ignorant vs stupid :

ignorant or stupid

A person can be ignorant (not knowing some fact or idea) without beingstupid (incapable of learning because of a basic mental deficiency). Andthose who say, “That’s an ignorant idea” when they mean “stupid idea” areexpressing their own ignorance.

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  • s  uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    an ignorant man
  • s  uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
    she is ignorant of quantum mechanics
  • s  unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
    he was completely ignorant of the circumstances

  • n  a person who is not very bright
    The economy, stupid!
  • a  lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
  • s  in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
    was stupid from fatigue
  • a  lacking intelligence
News & Articles

  • George Takei On Historic Supreme Court Decisions
    Future generations will shake their heads at how narrow, fearful and ignorant we sounded today,Takei writes
    June 27, 2013 - People Magazine
  • More Fed-Up Interns Take Grievances to Court
    Gawker Media is among the companies whose interns have recently appealed to courts with their grievences. The lawsuits suggest that hiring managers are either ignorant of labor laws, give them short shrift or willfully ignore what some observers view as clearly defined requirements.        
    June 27, 2013 - ABC News
  • Paula Deen's downfall
    Being from 'another time' isn't an excuse to be ignorant by Gwynedd Stuart Celebrity scandals have a tendency to follow a very specific pattern, one that unfolds at lightening speed and that I'm pretty sure we take some amount of comfort in. As a society, if there's anything we like more than predictability, it's instant gratification.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    June 26, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta

  • Hester's Departure From RBS Called 'Plain Stupid'
    Stephen Hester's departure as the CEO of U.K.-taxpayer owned Royal Bank of Scotland has surprised London's financial sector with one major shareholder calling the move damaging and "plain stupid".
    June 13, 2013 - CNBC
  • George Karl speaks out about Nuggets' dismissal
    But soon after that conversation, Kroenke shockingly fired Karl. "I think I called it stupid," he said, recalling his final meeting with Kroenke, the one where he was dismissed after eight and a half seasons. "I think I did say, 'I want you to know I think this is really stupid.'
    June 13, 2013 - Philly.com
  • NBC's Fake USA Today Pages Actually Text From The Chicago Sun-Times
    You may have noticed NBC running these stupid, horribly-Photoshopped USA Today pages on their sports broadcasts recently. The mockups were inane enough before we realized the text was plagiarized from a Chicago Sun-Times article about this year's Notre Dame-Michigan football game. That article was written by Mark Lazerus, published on Sept. 23, and it has nothing to do with Tony Parker or this ...
    June 13, 2013 - Deadspin