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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I won't dignify her entitlement and willful ignorance with a column about why her 'vlog' about an unsatisfactory experience in a medical facility in Siargao was illegal, thoughtless, self-absorbed and privileged.
Perhaps the greatest danger to our society, and to the future of the world, might be willful ignorance. Those of us who frequent bookstores and libraries, not to mention regularly read newspapers, magazines and online reports that meet acceptable standards of journalistic integrity, are greatly outnumbered.
(http://time.com/5518947/donald-trump-intelligence-briefings-national-security/) A report in Time last week cited anonymous officials who decried the president's "willful ignorance" and his inclination to contradict positions he previously and publicly condoned.
What's especially galling about Wednesday's sniping was Trump's willful ignorance about the nature of California's wildfire problem.
However, the case of his promotion remained unattended to since the year 2013 in alleged willful ignorance from the establishment division.
Earlier this month, Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned American economist, public-policy analyst, and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, published an article entitled 'We Are All Climate Refugees Now,' in which he attributed the main cause of climate inaction to the willful ignorance of political institutions and corporations toward the grave dangers of climate change, imperiling future life on Earth.
As we know that Indian impotence, willful ignorance and desperation to avoid a meaningful peace
As we know that Indian impotence, willful ignorance and desperation to avoid a meaningful peace process and initiate wimpy attempts to pacify Kashmiri passion will fail miserably,' he said.
The seemingly willful ignorance of the hospital which resulted in Akinwumi's demise should be punished to serve as a deterrent.
Such willful ignorance led to the misbegotten Iraq War, and now could drag the United States into a war with Tehran.
Now as absurd as this all sounds, too many times have the options of willful ignorance or preemptive nullification been the go-to responses when it comes to how the military deals with its problems.
Therefore, the socially constructed reality of a group of people is based on a willful acceptance of some facts and willful ignorance of other facts.
"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.
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.