What is the word for when you don’t understand something?
A word for the state of not understanding something is “incomprehension“. This is neutral on whether or not you can pinpoint what it is that you don’t understand. If you don’t understand something and moreover don’t know why, you might be described as “bewildered” (the corresponding state is “bewilderment”).
What is it called when something isn’t credible?
1 doubtful, implausible, inconceivable, incredible, questionable, unbelievable, unlikely. 2 dishonest, insincere, not dependable, unreliable, untrustworthy.
What is the word for lacking evidence?
unsubstantiated. adjective. an unsubstantiated argument, claim etc is one for which you have no evidence.
What word means not clearly understood or expressed?
obscure, dark, vague, enigmatic, cryptic, ambiguous, equivocal mean not clearly understandable.
What do we call something that we don’t understand or know about?
unintelligible Add to list Share. Something unintelligible is difficult to understand, either because the room is too noisy or because the unintelligible thing is too quiet or confusing.
What is Nescience?
Definition of nescience
: lack of knowledge or awareness : ignorance.
What is the word for something that is not factual?
nonextant. nonfactual. nonfamilial. “Nonfactual.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nonfactual.
What does the word erroneous?
Definition of erroneous
1 : containing or characterized by error : mistaken erroneous assumptions gave an erroneous impression. 2 archaic : wandering.
What is a synonym for unclear?
ambiguous, confused, fuzzy, hazy, imprecise, obscure, uncertain, unsettled, unsure, vague, blurry, cloudy, dim, elusive, intangible, nebulous, shadowy.
What is another word for not knowledgeable?
Ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, uneducated mean lacking in knowledge or in training.
What is a word for willful ignorance?
Noun. willful ignorance (uncountable) (idiomatic, law) A decision in bad faith to avoid becoming informed about something so as to avoid having to make undesirable decisions that such information might prompt. synonyms ▲ Synonyms: vincible ignorance, willful blindness.
How do you say limited knowledge?
WORDS RELATED TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
- lack of education.
- lack of knowledge.
What is the opposite of lack of knowledge?
Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught. learning. education. knowledge. experience.
What does it mean to be called obtuse?
Definition of obtuse
2a : lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect : insensitive, stupid He is too obtuse to take a hint. b : difficult to comprehend : not clear or precise in thought or expression It is also, unfortunately, ill-written, and at times obtuse and often trivial.— Shirley Hazzard.
What is an abstruse person?
Abstruse means difficult to understand; obscure. Obtuse refers to an angle exceeding 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees. It also can refer to someone who is slow to understand, lacking sharpness or quickness of intellect.
What is an abstruse idea?
abstruse ideas or arguments are hard to understand, and are more complicated than necessary. Synonyms and related words. Not having a clear meaning.
What is an astute observation?
: having or showing an ability to notice and understand things clearly : mentally sharp or clever. He is an astute observer of the current political scene.
What type of context clue is loquacious?
Speaking About the Meaning of Loquacious
In less poetic uses, loquacious usually means “excessively talkative.” The ultimate source of all this chattiness is loqui, a Latin verb meaning “to speak.” Other words descended from loqui include colloquial, eloquent, soliloquy, and ventriloquism.
What is keen observation?
2 : having or showing mental sharpness a keen observation. 3 : very sensitive (as in seeing, smelling, or hearing) keen eyesight.