AskDefine | Define nescience

Dictionary Definition

nescience n : ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs) [syn: ignorantness, unknowing, unknowingness]

User Contributed Dictionary



From nescientia, from the present participle of nescire.


  • (UK) /ˈnɛsɪəns/; /"nE.sI.@ns/
  • (US) /ˈnɛʃəns/; /"nE.S@ns/


  1. Ignorance; the absence of knowledge, especially of orthodox beliefs.
  2. The doctrine that nothing is actually knowable.

Extensive Definition

Ignorance is the condition of being uninformed or uneducated, lacking knowledge or information. It may also refer to:
nescience in Japanese: 無知

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