[ noun ] the lack of knowledge or education

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

And so well is such ignorance preserved by the amateur and the money-maker that even at the college_level most_of the hundred odd folklore courses given in the United_States survive on sentiment and nationalism alone .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

He wondered how they could go_on in poverty , superstition , ignorance , with a complete lack of desire to make either their land or their lives flourish .