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ignorance

  
  
Ignoranceof something is lack of knowledge about it.      n-uncount   oft N of/about n  
I am embarrassed by my complete ignorance of history...     
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ignorance

  
1    greenness, inexperience, innocence, nescience     (literary)   oblivion, unawareness, unconsciousness, unfamiliarity  
2    benightedness, blindness, illiteracy, lack of education, mental darkness, unenlightenment, unintelligence  
  
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2    comprehension, enlightenment, insight, intelligence, knowledge, understanding, wisdom  

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n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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