nescience

nescience

[nesh-uhns, nesh-ee-uhns, nes-ee-]
noun
1.
lack of knowledge; ignorance.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin nescientia ignorance, equivalent to ne- not + scientia knowledge; see science

nescient, adjective
nonnescience, noun
nonnescient, adjective
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nescience (ˈnɛsɪəns)
 
n
a formal or literary word for ignorance
 
[C17: from Late Latin nescientia, from Latin nescīre to be ignorant of, from ne not + scīre to know; compare science]
 
'nescient
 
adj

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