- lack of knowledge; ignorance.
Origin of nescience
Related Words for nescienceincapacity, obliviousness, darkness, unconsciousness, rawness, fog, unawareness, simplicity, innocence, vagueness, blindness, unfamiliarity, bewilderment, illiteracy, oblivion, dumbness, disregard, philistinism, sciolism, incomprehension
Examples from the Web for nescience
Historical Examples of nescience
In such a naked state of nescience, Valentin had a view and a method of his own.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
Professor Tyndall's own address terminates, not in science, but nescience.Nineteenth Century Questions
James Freeman Clarke
Ignorance cannot convince knowledge by repeated asseveration of its nescience.The Way of Initiation
What we call the historic sense is not consistent with a state of nescience.The Gentle Reader
Samuel McChord Crothers
He wished to know the reality of our nescience as well as of our science.Faraday As A Discoverer
- a formal or literary word for ignorance
Word Origin for nescience
"ignorance," 1610s, from Late Latin nescientia, from nesciens (see nescient).