IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

V. RESULTS OF REASONING

Ignorance.

[Antonyms: knowledge.]

[Nouns] ignorance, nescience, tabula rasa, crass ignorance, ignorance crasse; unacquaintance; unconsciousness; darkness, blindness; incomprehension, inexperience, simplicity.

unknown quantities, x, y, z.

sealed book, terra incognita, virgin soil, unexplored ground; dark ages.

[Imperfect knowledge] smattering, sciolism, glimmering; bewilderment (uncertainty) [more]; incapacity.

[Affectation of knowledge] pedantry; charlatanry, charlatism; Philister, Philistine.

[Verbs] be ignorant; not know [more]; know not, know not what, know nothing of; have no idea, have no notion, have no conception; not have the remotest idea; not know chalk from cheese.

ignore, be blind to; keep in ignorance (conceal) [more].

see through a glass darkly; have a film over the eyes, have a glimmering; wonder whether; not know what to make of (unintelligibility) [more]; not pretend to take upon, not take upon one self to say.

[Adjectives] ignorant; nescient; unknowing, unaware, unacquainted, unapprized, unwitting, unweeting, unconscious; witless, weetless; a stranger to; unconversant.

uninformed, uncultivated, unversed, uninstructed, untaught, uninitiated, untutored, unschooled, misguided, unenglightened; Phillistine; behind the age.

shallow, superficial, green, rude, empty, half-learned, illiterate; unread, uninformed, uneducated, unlearned, unlettered, unbookish; empty-headed; pedantic;

in the dark; benighted, belated; blinded, blindfolded; hoodwinked; misinformed; au bout de son latin, at the end of his tether, at fault; at sea (uncertain) [more]; caught tripping.

unknown, unapprehended, unexplained, unascertained, uninvestigated, unexplored, unheard of, not perceived; concealed [more]; novel.

[Adverbs] ignorantly; unawares; for anything, for aught one knows; not that one knows.

[Interjections] God knows, Heaven knows, the Lord knows, nobody knows.

[Phrases] "ignorance never settles a question" [Disraeli]; quantum animis erroris inest! [Ovid]; "small Latin and less Greek" [B. Jonson]; "that unlettered small-knowing soul" [Love's Labor's Lost]; "there is no darkness but ignorance" [Twelfth Night].

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