• WordNet 3.6
    • adj nescient 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"
    • adj nescient holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nescient Destitute of knowledge; ignorant; characterized by or exhibiting nescience.
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In literature:

How blind he had been, how nescient of himself!
"The Tavern Knight" by Rafael Sabatini
How nescient the poor little thing was!
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne