V. RESULTS OF REASONING
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.
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.
[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].