in-1

(Latin: no, not [ig-, il-, im-, ir-])

This in-, "not", becomes i- before gn, as with "ignore"; il- before l, as with illiterate; im- before b, m; and p, as with imbalance, immiscible, impecunious; and ir- before r, as with irrefragable.

Don't confuse this Latin prefix, in-1, meaning "not", with another Latin prefix in-2 meaning "in, into, within, inside, on, toward" or with the prefix for English-origin words in-3 meaning "in, into; within".

ignoble (adjective), more ignoble, most ignoble
1. A reference to not being of noble birth, reputation, or position.
2. Relating to being without honor, character, or worth.
ignominious (adjective), more ignominious, most ignominious
1. A reference to someone or something appearing shamefully weak and ineffective or having a total loss of dignity and pride: It was an ignominious and a disgraceful retreat for the team after losing the game because they were always the best in the district.
2. Descriptive of someone who deserves condemnation and contempt: The ignominious behavior Greg showed toward his friend was totally wrong and despicable.
Degrading and humiliating.
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ignominiously (adverb), more ignominiously, most ignominiously
1. Descriptive of a total loss of dignity and self-respect or an incurring of public disgrace.
2. A reference to a shameful act.
ignominy (s) (noun), ignominies (pl)
1. A great personal dishonor or humiliation: Imagine the ignominy of going into the classroom in the morning without having pants on!
2. A shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character: After causing the accident, running away, and being caught afterwards, Ted suffered the ignominy of having to go to the police station in the police car and having to pay a huge fine.
3. Etymology: from Latin ignominia; from French ignominie; literally, "without a name".
Loss of a person's reputation.
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Disgrace or dishonor.
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ignoramus (s) (noun); ignoramuses, ignorami (pl)
1. Someone who has an extreme lack of knowledge: To label or to indicate that someone is an ignoramus, is saying that he or she is stupid or uneducated; however, it can also mean that a person just doesn’t know the real facts about certain things.
2. Etymology: from Latin ignorare, "not to know, to misunderstand, to disregard"; from ignarus, "not knowing, unaware"; i- (variant of in-, "not" + gnarus, "aware, acquainted with".
Someone who has no knowledge.
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ignorance (s) (noun), ignorances (pl)
1. A lack of knowledge, education, learning, information, etc.
2. Unawareness of something, often of something important; uninformed.

There is one thing to be said about ignorance—it sure causes a lot of interesting arguments.

—Anonymous
ignore (verb), ignores; ignored; ignoring
To refuse to pay attention to; to disregard; refusal to recognize.
illiterate (s) (noun), illiterates (pl)
1. Someone who is unable to read or write: Susan was an illiterate who did not know the alphabet, let alone competent enough to peruse the contents of a text.
2. Anyone who has or demonstrates having very little or no education: In some parts of the world there are many illiterates who have had little or no formal or proper schooling.
illiterate (adjective), more illiterate, most illiterate
1. Conveying a lack of culture; especially, in language and literature.
4. Displaying an inadequate amount of knowledge in some particular field or area.
illiterately (adverb); more illiterately, most illiterately
Descriptive of how someone is not able to read or to write: Caren had very little formal education because of her mental ailments which resulted in her being illiterately ignorant when speaking or reading.
illiterateness (s) (noun) (no plural)
A limited knowledge, experience, or culture, especially in some particular field: Frank had very little experience or appreciation for classical music because of his illiterateness.
imbalance
immaculate (adjective), more immaculate, most immaculate
1. A reference to something being impeccably clean; spotless: Shanna put on an immaculate apron before starting to work in her kitchen.
2. Descriptive of a person who is free of bad characteristics; pure: The saint had an immaculate reputation for her work among the poor and homeless people.
3. Relating to something which is free from faults or errors: The football team played an immaculate game, committing no misplays or fouls.
4. Referring to plants or animals which have no markings: The new bird Jim spotted in the forest had a smooth immaculate black body with no flecks, dapples, streaks, or stripes.
Conveying someone who is very clean and without any fault or bad behavior.
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immature
immovable (adjective)