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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
PRONUNCIATION:(NESH-uhnt, NESH-ee-uhnt, NES-ee-uhnt)
MEANING:adjective: Lacking knowledge or awareness.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin ne- (not) + scire (to know). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skei- (to cut or split) that has also given us schism, ski, shin, science, conscience, nice, scienter, adscititious, and sciolist.
USAGE:"The most interesting character development occurs in Zeta-Jones's transformation from nescient wife to underground businesswoman as she tries to preserve her husband's business."
Matthew Hunt; Traffic; Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia); Jan 12, 2001.
See more usage examples of nescient in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)