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If you refer to somebody as an ‘ignoramus’, then you are expressing a belief that they know very little or less than they ought to. It is a disapproving word that people typically direct towards themselves in a self-deprecating manner, and towards others in a generally hostile way. Most commonly used in a professional context due to its formal nature.
Jennifer can be very condescending when dealing with me. She must think that I am an ignoramus or something.
Do you mind showing me how to use this program? I’m such an ignoramus when it comes to computers!
I can’t believe that the company would put an ignoramus like you in charge of such an important account when you have no knowledge or experience of the markets.