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nescience

noun ne·science \ˈne-sh(ē-)ən(t)s, ˈnē-, -sē-ən(t)s\

Definition of NESCIENCE

:  lack of knowledge or awareness :  ignorance
ne·scient \-sh(ē-)ənt, -sē-ənt\ adjective

Examples of NESCIENCE

  1. <the appalling nescience of today's high schoolers concerning international affairs>

Origin of NESCIENCE

Late Latin nescientia, from Latin nescient-, nesciens, present participle of nescire not to know, from ne- not + scire to know — more at no, science
First Known Use: 1612

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