Definition of Nescient

1. Adjective. Holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible.

Exact synonyms: Unbelieving
Similar to: Agnostic, Agnostical

2. Adjective. Uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication. "Exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"
Exact synonyms: Ignorant, Unlearned, Unlettered
Similar to: Uneducated
Derivative terms: Ignorance, Ignorantness, Nescience

Definition of Nescient

1. Noun. an ignorant person ¹

2. Noun. an unbeliever ¹

3. Adjective. ignorant, unlearned ¹

4. Adjective. unbelieving ¹

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Definition of Nescient

1. one who is ignorant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nescient

nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus
nervus vascularis
nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus
nescient (current term)
nesne yönelimli

Literary usage of Nescient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... we confidently conclude, That the first original of all things was neither stupid and senseless matter fortuitously moved, nor a blind and nescient, ..."

2. Theosophy, Or, Psychological Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before by Friedrich Max Müller (1893)
"... as human beings, are nescient, we in India have asked the further question, whence that Nescience, or what has made us nescient, or what is the cause, ..."

3. Sancti Aurelii Augustini Episcopi De Civitate Dei Libri XXII. by Augustinus, (1877)
"... in eorum mor- talium mentibus: quo modo inmortales sancti iam facta tune nescient, cum Deus erit omnia in omnibus? Stabit ergo in illa beatitudine ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"nescient, ignorant. (L.) From L. nescient-, stem of nesciens, près. pt. of nescire, not to know.—L. иг-, not; sein, to know. See Science, Nice. ..."

5. Theosophy: Or, Psychological Religion by Friedrich Max Müller (1895)
"... you are satisfied with the mere statement that we, as human beings, are nescient, we in India have asked the further question, whence that Nescience ..."

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