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ignorance is bliss

This page is about the idiom ignorance is bliss


You can say "ignorance is bliss" when you want to say that not knowing about something unpleasant can be better than knowing about it and worrying about it.

For example

  • What's the point in knowing about all these problems if we can't do anything about them? Sometimes ignorance is bliss, you know.

  • I didn't go to the doctor at first because I was thinking ignorance is bliss. But now I wish I'd gone and had some treatment, of course.

Quick Quiz

Jenny says ignorance is bliss. She doesn't want to know about

a. fun new dance clubs

b. great shoe sales

c. the dangers of using mobile phones
a) fun new dance clubs b) great shoe sales c) the dangers of using mobile phones

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Contributor: Matt Errey