insipience

insipience

[in-sip-ee-uhns]
noun Archaic.
lack of wisdom; foolishness.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin insipientia foolishness, equivalent to insipient- stem of insipiēns foolish (in- in-3 + -sipient-, combining form of sapient- sapient) + -ia; see -ence

insipient, adjective
insipiently, adverb

incipient, insipid, insipient.
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insipience (ɪnˈsɪpɪəns)
 
n
archaic lack of wisdom
 
[C15: from Latin insipientia, from in-1 + sapientia wisdom; see sapient]
 
in'sipient
 
adj
 
in'sipiently
 
adv

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