Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an ignorant manner.
  • adv. Accidentally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a ignorant manner; without knowledge; inadvertently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ignorant manner; without knowledge, instruction, or information: opposed to designedly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in ignorance; in an ignorant manner

Etymologies

ignorant +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What we do ignorantly is a less crime than what we do knowingly; yet a sin of ignorance is a sin, for he that knew not his Master's will, but did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes, Luke xii.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • This handy-dandy test distinguishes between genuine defenders of freedom of speech and people who using the notion ignorantly or disingenuously.

    Well, at least Helen Thomas…

  • To the GOP and and others who are "ignorantly" sitting their kids out of school Tuesday.

    Duncan: 'Silly' to keep kids home to avoid Obama speech

  • Increasingly now those who "ignorantly" voted for him ... literally not pejoratively have awakened saying to themselves over and over and over again, "What the heck have I done?"

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature, and rashly and ignorantly I had repined.

    Chapter 2

  • The problem with implementing it is that many people in the west ignorantly see eastern medicine as being in defiance of western science and/or religions.

    Or certain corners of Ohio.

  • I utterly agree with Inouye's example of responding ignorantly within five minutes.

    Inouye Calls Cheney Attack

  • Simplet Truth: Republicans are a narrow minded group of prehistoric principals, clinging on to every failed policy ever attempted, and ignorantly ignoring the fact that it was tried, and it failed.

    'Regular guy' Thune is hot commodity in GOP circles

  • So Harry is ignorantly referring to his own party when he makes those comments.

    GOP head demands apology for slavery remark

  • She told me that many of the streets were flooded when she drove home in the afternoon, and four lane boulevards only had two lanes passable, but many drivers were ignorantly speeding past her in the flooded lanes.

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