Definition: Combination of belligerent and ignorant.

Sample usage: “Here, random stranger, take my laptop. I have been reading website comments, and the quantity of bellignorant people made me decide to quit the Internet forever.”

Popularity: This one should be a hit, especially in a year when intellectual or political tensions run hot. (Now known as “every year.”) Make sure you don’t give the word an Italian pronunciation or it’ll sound like a lovely form for stupidity.

 

JAMES LILEKS

 

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