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nescience (n.)

"ignorance, a state of not knowing," 1610s, from Late Latin nescientia, from Latin nesciens "ignorant, unaware," present participle of nescire "not to know, to be ignorant," from ne "not" (from PIE root *ne- "not") + scire "to know" (see science).

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Definitions of nescience

nescience (n.)
ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs);
Synonyms: ignorantness / unknowing / unknowingness
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