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Dictionary entry overview: What does nescient mean?
• NESCIENT (adjective)
The adjective NESCIENT has 2 senses:
1. holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
2. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
Familiarity information: NESCIENT used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||nescient [BACK TO TOP]|
Holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
|Sense 2||nescient [BACK TO TOP]|
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
uneducated (not having a good education)
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