nescient
adjective see nescience

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nescient — [nesh′ənt, nesh′ē ənt] adj. 〚L nesciens, prp. of nescire, to be ignorant of: see NICE〛 1. lacking knowledge; ignorant 2. AGNOSTIC nescience n. * * * See …   Universalium

  • nescient — index blind (not discerning), incognizant, opaque, unaware Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nescient — (adj.) 1620s, from L. nescientem (nom. nesciens) ignorant, unaware, prp. of nescire not to know, to be ignorant, from ne not + scire to know (see SCIENCE (Cf. science)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nescient — [nesh′ənt, nesh′ē ənt] adj. [L nesciens, prp. of nescire, to be ignorant of: see NICE] 1. lacking knowledge; ignorant 2. AGNOSTIC nescience n …   English World dictionary

  • nescient — [ nɛsɪənt] adjective literary lacking knowledge; ignorant. Derivatives nescience noun Origin ME: from L. nescient , nescire to not know , from ne not + scire know …   English new terms dictionary

  • nescient — 1. noun a) an ignorant person b) an unbeliever 2. adjective a) ignorant, unlearned b) unb …   Wiktionary

  • nescient — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Without education or knowledge: ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, uninstructed, unlearned, unschooled, untaught. See KNOWLEDGE …   English dictionary for students

  • nescient — nes·ci·ent || neʃnt / nesɪənt n. ignorant person, fool; skeptic; agnostic adj. ignorant, unknowing; skeptical; agnostic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nescient — ne·scient …   English syllables

  • nescient —   a. lacking or disclaiming knowledge; n. agnostic.    ♦ nescience, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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