unknowingness


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unknowingness

(ʌnˈnəʊɪŋnəs)
n
a state of not knowing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unknowingness - ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
2.unknowingness - unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attentionunknowingness - unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attention
forgetfulness - unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember; "his forgetfulness increased as he grew older"
unselfconsciousness - the quality of being not self-conscious; unawareness of yourself or of others' views of yourself; "he had the unselfconsciousness of a child"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
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When you truly love yourself, you will see the Good and the Love in everyone, even in those who do not seem to know how to love-you shall see beyond their blindness, their ignorance, their unknowingness.
It's refreshing to see a call for unknowingness and apprehension at the center of reading.
In short, early reviews of The Zero tended to overemphasize the allegory of a traumatized collective identity, of the dislocation experienced by the nation as a whole due to 9/11, and they have been more reluctant to explore the wider implications of the main character's unknowingness, his framing as a hero and his use of violence, issues that resonate deeply with America's investment in the notions of innocence, amnesia and the newfound "enduring" vulnerability, in then-president Bush's phrasing.
The unknowingness of the writer when engaging in die writing process is also lauded: 'Most of the time / I hardly know, putting one word after another, /what on earth I am doing'.
Unknowingness indicates that the learner does not know the correct answer.
20) Rawls refers to the unknowingness of the parties of the original position as the veil of ignorance.
Shenk's assessment that adult perspectives contaminate these chronicles of childhood is one example of how critics can judge a narrative voice to be inauthentic: in order to be credible, the child narrator must convey a level of innocence or unknowingness.
Since referents grounded by proximal determiners are always interpreted as known, it is not possible to combine proximal determiners with the indefinite article-like jedan and neki, as their indeterminateness is in connection with unknowingness.
My life, my career, the whole project of literature, this world--the unknowingness keeps it interesting, but it also makes it impossible to project an outcome.
In the globalizing world in which questions of belonging and meaning are no more settled for most adults than they are for most young people, it might be significant to begin from the acknowledgement that adults not only share a world with the young but also share the experience of unknowingness with them.
Butler emphasises in particular our initial total dependence on our primary caregivers, a constituting vulnerability which we later disavow in our understanding of ourselves as autonomous beings: 'it may be that this sphere of dispossession is precisely the one that exposes my unknowingness, the unconscious imprint of my primary sociality.
Strange that attempts to understand those closest to us, those we might imagine would be the simplest to understand, can lead to such extremes of unknowingness and complexity.