a little learning, amateurism, cast, coquetry, dabbling, dalliance, dallying, dash, dilettantism, dilettantship, few, fiddling, flirtation, fooling, fooling around, gleam, glimmering, glimpse, half-learning, handful, hint, idea, idling, imperfect knowledge, intimation, jerking off, kidding around, lick, loitering, look, messing around, monkeying, monkeying around, piddling, playing, playing around, pottering, puttering, scattering, scintilla, sciolism, semi-learning, shade, shadow, shallowness, sip, slight knowledge, smack, smatter, smattering
of ignorance, smattering
of knowledge, smell, soupcon, spark, spatter, spattering, sprinkling, suggestion, sup, superficiality, surface-scratching, suspicion, taste, thought, tincture, tinge, tinkering, touch, toying, trace, trifling, vague notion
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.