willful ignorance

willful ignorance

An intentional obliviousness to something that one knows to be true. I can't believe you're still smoking, despite knowing all the risks! Your willful ignorance just blows me away.
See also: ignorance
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Willful ignorance, in effect, has become weaponized, wielded to unembarrassed effect, and, in fact, used as a means to befuddle and divide the populace.
His willful ignorance concerning this is almost stupefying.
We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over," the (https://www.
After a two-month investigation, the EIA accused the Spanish supplier of the wood, Teak Solutions, along with eight other European suppliers of willful ignorance on the source of their timber.
Optimistic projections, willful ignorance, and continued deferral of consequences hang like a fog over the teacher pension policy landscape," said Sandi Jacobs, one of the report's authors.
While he believes it's our willful ignorance of these connections that has led to the world's current state of ecological crisis, he's also confident that we have the knowledge and technological means to resolve this crisis.
There's no grand conspiracy here, it's just the age-old combination of willful ignorance pushed on by the dangerous mix of greed and desperation.
Since the government may find prime contractors liable under the FCA for deliberate or willful ignorance, it is also prudent for prime contractors to monitor closely subcontractor compliance.
The lesson in this is to move past willful ignorance and seek opportunities for enlightenment and learning.
Upon the Willful Ignorance of Men" is being sold at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Smashwords, and other major online retail stores.
We may term this attitude of American media as its willful ignorance.
Defense Intelligence Agency, said the Obama administration has "almost a policy of willful ignorance.
A spokesman for the minister last night said: "These remarks just show a willful ignorance of our ambitious schools reform programme in Wales.
It's no secret that for most Americans, facts about the workings and legalities of the financial services industry clearly fall into this category of willful ignorance.