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- n. an ignorant person
- n. an unbeliever
- adj. ignorant, unlearned
- adj. unbelieving
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destitute of knowledge; ignorant; characterized by or exhibiting nescience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
- adj. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
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Because, in my opinion, nescient arm-chair security analysts with an axe to grind sure as hell shouldn't be able to declassify thousands of government documents and unfetter them into cyberspace.
Is the nescient administration backpedaling under the pressure of big pharma and the deny care at will insurance money?
I eagerly await the daily deployment of “nescient.”
Massive post-war unemployment was fast becoming a crippling political problem for the British government, as was the realisation that perhaps the greatest threat to international stability was the narrow minded, nescient Versailles Peace Treaty effected in 1919.
If you get a good script, a decently good director who has deflated his ego, a committed studio and crew willing to collaborate and work in tangent, and even challenge gifted directors choices, everyone working together could possibly put together something that will make little boys and large googly eyed big boys come back for more, by giving them something that has a nescient chance of flowering into a cash cow franchise.
Just when you thought the quality of British sports journalism could not sink any lower, out pops The Observer's Eddie Butler with a wonderfully nescient piece of writing.
I believe this is in retaliation for all the nescient liturgical nonsense that I've been trying to ingest the past few days.
The columns were of different substances; some of handsome marble, others of rough stone meanly plastered over, with dissimilar capitals, vulgarly cut shafts of various sizes; here with a pediment, there without, now turned upside down, then joined together by halves in the centre, and almost invariably nescient of intercolumnar rule.
And so, murmuring her name with a lingering fervour, of whose true significance he was all-nescient, he sank to sleep, nor waked again until a thundering at his door aroused him.
It is impersonal and therefore nescient of his need.