a novice at, a stranger to, awkward, benighted, blankminded, boorish, brainless, callow, crude, disaccustomed, discourteous, dumb, empty, empty-headed, foolish, fresh, gauche, green, green as grass, groping, gross, headless, ill-mannered, illiterate, immature, impolite, in the dark, inane, incognizant, inept, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, insensate, irrational, know-nothing, lackbrained, lean-minded, lean-witted, lowbrow, mindless, naive, nescient, new to, not bright, oblivious, of little brain, pea-brained, pin-brained, raw, reasonless, rude, rusty, senseless, simple, slackminded, slackwitted, strange to, tentative, unaccustomed, unaccustomed to, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unapprized, unaware, uncivil, uncomprehending, unconscious, unconversant, unconversant with, uncouth, uncultured, undeveloped, uneducated, unenlightened, unexperienced, unfamiliar, unfamiliar with, unfledged, ungifted, unhabituated, unhardened, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, uninitiated in, uninstructed, unintellectual, unintelligent, uninured, unknowing, unlearned, unlettered, unmatured, unposted, unpracticed, unpracticed in, unprogressive, unread, unreasoning, unripe, unschooled, unseasoned, unskilled in, unsophisticated, unsure, untalented, untaught, unthinking, untrained, untried, untutored, unused, unused to, unversed, unversed in, unwise, unwitting, unwonted, vacuous, weaned, witless
uncertainty, incertitude, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubitation, dubitancy, dubitousness, hesitation, suspense, perplexity, embarrassment, dilemma, bewilderment, timidity, vacillation, diaporesis, indetermination, vagueness, haze, fog, obscurity, ambiguity, contingency, dependence, dependency, double contingency, possibility upon a possibility, open question, onus probandi, blind bargain, pig in a poke, leap in the dark, something or other, needle in a haystack, needle in a bottle of hay, roving commission, precariousness, fallibility, uncertain, casual, random, changeable, doubtful, dubious, indecisive, unsettled, undecided, undetermined, in suspense, open to discussion, controvertible, in question, vague, indeterminate, indefinite, ambiguous, equivocal, undefined, undefinable, confused, mystic, oracular, dazed, perplexing, enigmatic, paradoxical, apocryphal, problematical, hypothetical, experimental, unpredictable, unforeseeable (unknowable), fallible, questionable, precarious, slippery, ticklish, debatable, disputable, unreliable, untrustworthy, contingent, contingent on, dependent on, subject to, dependent on circumstances, occasional, provisional, unauthentic, unauthenticated, unauthoritative, unascertained, unconfirmed, undemonstrated, untold, uncounted, in a state of uncertainty, in a cloud, in a maze, bushed, off the track, ignorant
, afraid to say, out of one's reckoning, astray, adrift, at sea, at fault, at a loss, at one's wit's end, at a nonplus, puzzled, lost, abroad, d_esorient_e, distracted, distraught, pendente lite, sub spe rati, Heaven knows, who can tell? who shall decide when doctors disagr.
ignorance, nescience, tabula rasa, crass ignorance, ignorance crasse, unfamiliarity, unacquaintance, unconsciousness, darkness, blindness, incomprehension, inexperience, simplicity, unknown quantities, x, y, z, sealed book, terra incognita, virgin soil, unexplored ground, dark ages, smattering, sciolism, glimmering, dilettantism, bewilderment, incapacity, pedantry, charlatanry, charlatism, Philister, Philistine, ignorant
, nescient, unknowing, unaware, unacquainted, unapprised, unapprized, unwitting, unweeting, unconscious, witless, weetless, a stranger to, unconversant, uninformed, uncultivated, unversed, uninstructed, untaught, uninitiated, untutored, unschooled, misguided, unenlightened, Philistine, behind the age, shallow, superficial, green, rude, empty, half-learned, illiterate, unread, uninformed, uneducated, unlearned, unlettered, unbookish, empty-headed, dizzy, wooly-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, caught tripping, unknown, unapprehended, unexplained, unascertained, uninvestigated, unexplored, unheard of, not perceived, concealed, novel, ignorantly, unawares, for anything, for aught one knows, not that one knows, Int, God knows, Heaven knows, the Lord knows, who knows, nobody knows, ignorance never settles a question, quantum animis erroris inest!, small Latin and less Greek, that unlettered small-knowing soul, there is no darkness but ignorance.
ignoramus, dunce, wooden spoon, no scholar, (imbecility) 499 (folly) 501 moron, imbecile, idiot, fool, jerk, nincompoop, asshole, dilettante, sciolist, smatterer, dabbler, half scholar, charlatan, wiseacre, greenhorn, amateur, novice, tyro, numskull, lubber, fool, pedant, bookless, shallow, ignorant
, a wit with dunces and a dunce with wits.