Etymology
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nescient (adj.)

early 15c., nesciant, "ignorant; unwilling," from Latin nescientem (nominative 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).

updated on May 25, 2019

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Definitions of nescient from WordNet

nescient (adj.)
holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible;
Synonyms: unbelieving
nescient (adj.)
uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication;
nescient of contemporary literature
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