1. [ adjective ] holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
Synonyms: unbelieving
Related terms: agnostic
2. [ adjective ] lacking general education or knowledge
Synonyms: ignorant unlettered unlearned unenlightened

"an ignorant man" "nescient of contemporary literature" "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues" "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"

Related terms: uneducated
Similar spelling:   Neugent