Ignorant vs Unsuspecting - What's the difference?

ignorant | unsuspecting |

As a noun ignorant

is ignorant person, ignoramus.

As an adjective unsuspecting is

of or pertaining to lack of suspicion .



Alternative forms

* ignoraunt (obsolete)


  • Unknowledgeable or uneducated; characterized by ignorance.
  • * Tillotson
  • He that doth not know those things which are of use for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.
  • * Dryden
  • Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.
  • (slang) Ill-mannered, crude.
  • His manner was at best off-hand, at worst totally ignorant .
  • (obsolete) unknown; undiscovered
  • * Shakespeare
  • ignorant concealment
  • * Shakespeare
  • Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed?
  • Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His shipping, / Poor ignorant baubles! — on our terrible seas, / Like eggshells moved.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * ignorantly




    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to lack of suspicion .
  • He easily shot the unsuspecting target