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Definition of 'nescient'


  1. holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
       Synonyms: unbelieving
  2. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"
       Synonyms: ignorant unenlightened unlearned unlettered

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