Insipience



[in-sip-ee-uh ns] /ɪnˈsɪp i əns/

noun, Archaic.
1.
lack of wisdom; foolishness.
/ɪnˈsɪpɪəns/
noun
1.
(archaic) lack of wisdom
n.

early 15c., “lack of wisdom, foolishness,” from Old French insipience, from Latin insipientia “folly,” from insipientem (see insipient).

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