willful blindness

Definition of "willful blindness"
  1. The intentional choice to avoid learning about wrongdoing, despite having suspicions, or being aware of a high likelihood of its occurrence, like drug trading taking place on one's property
How to use "willful blindness" in a sentence
  1. The landlord was convicted due to willful blindness as he did not investigate the suspicious activities going on in his property.
  2. Willful blindness played a role in her case, as she ignored the potential illegal actions of her spouse.
  3. The company's board was accused of willful blindness by not looking into allegations of financial misconduct.

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