Nescience meaning

nĕshəns, nĕshē-əns, nēsh-, nĕsē-əns, nēsē-
The absence of knowledge; ignorance, especially of orthodox beliefs.
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Absence of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.
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(philosophy) The doctrine that nothing is actually knowable.
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Agnosticism.
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Origin of nescience

  • Late Latin nescientia from Latin nesciēns nescient- present participle of nescīre to be ignorant ne- not ne in Indo-European roots scīre to know skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nescientia, from the present participle of nescire.

    From Wiktionary