[ in-sip-ee-uh ns ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp i əns /
lack of wisdom; foolishness.
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Origin of insipience
OTHER WORDS FROM insipiencein·sip·i·ent, adjectivein·sip·i·ent·ly, adverb
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In other words it is the negative quality of passiveness either in recoverable latency or insipient latescence.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for insipient
/ (ɪnˈsɪpɪəns) /
archaic lack of wisdom
Derived forms of insipienceinsipient, adjectiveinsipiently, adverb
Word Origin for insipience
C15: from Latin insipientia, from in- 1 + sapientia wisdom; see sapient
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