HyperDic: nescient

English > 2 senses of the word nescient:
ADJECTIVEallnescient, unbelievingholding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
allnescient, ignorant, unlearned, unlettereduneducated in general
English > nescient: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningholding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible.
Synonymunbelieving
Broaderagnostic, agnosticaluncertain of all claims to knowledge
English > nescient: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninguneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication.
Example "nescient of contemporary literature"
Synonymsignorant, unlearned, unlettered
Broaderuneducatednot having a good education
Spanishanalfabeto, ignorante
Catalanignorant
Nounsnescienceignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)

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