from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unknowing; ignorant; dull.
  • noun Lack of knowledge or skill; ignorance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Ignorant.

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  • adjective obsolete ignorant


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  • He sat in the worn chair, his uncunning fingers folded across his black vest.

    The Tiger in the Smoke Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966 1952

  • What we want is organisation from the bottom, organisation by the ungreedy, by the humane, by the uncunning, socialism of the masses that shall spring from the natural need of men to help one another; not socialism from the top to the ends of the governors, that they may clamp us tighter in their fetters.

    One Man's Initiation—1917 John Dos Passos 1933

  • Of the neighbours uncunning who quake at the mouse,

    The Well at the World's End: a tale William Morris 1865

  • For this book is not for every rude and uncunning man to see, but to clerks and very gentlemen that understand gentleness and science.

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations Edmund Spenser 1730

  • It was ineffectual because it was so uncunning and so ignorant not only of Islam but of the fissures within the Camp of Islam and, as well, so seemingly unaware of what is going on in Western Europe, which matters far more for the United States than any outcome in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Jihad Watch Hugh 2010

  • The profit of his coming is assigned of many saints in many manners, for Luke saith in the fourth chapter that our Lord was sent and came to us for seven profits, where he saith: The Spirit of our Lord is on me, which he rehearseth by order; he was sent for the comfort of the poor, to heal them that were sick in sin, to deliver them that were in prison, to teach them that were uncunning.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1 1230-1298 1900

  • (all in Wiclif); ‘cunning’, but not ‘uncunning’; ‘manhood’, ‘wit’,

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846


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