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    sympathy is offline Junior Member
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    Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    He is intelligently ignorant.
    He is selfishly sincere.

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    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    1) You are intelligent, but don't know about certain 'lesser' topics. For example, gossip.

    2) You are sincere for your own needs.

    How does that sound?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    He know what he should be ignorant of.
    His sincerity is beneficial to him.

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    sympathy is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can you explain these two phrases for me?

    I understand. Thank you.

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