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Ebenezer Son
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:18:38 PM
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-The "unknowing" always does this irrelevant mistakes.
- She was "unknowing" of the fact that, the old man is bed-ridden.

I hope IGNORANT could be a perfect substitute for UNKNOWING.



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I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Luker4
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:36:18 PM

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how about "oblivious" ?

it could be a substitute

EDIT: I meant it could be a substitute for unknowing
dave freak
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:45:15 PM
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"Ignorant" means 'lacking knowledge', whereas 'unknowing' means 'unaware of', so they aren't good substitutes.
milehigh
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:52:41 PM

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"He who knows not and knows not that he knows not..." -- unknowing. Shun him.
"He who knows not and knows that he knows not..." -- ignorant. Teach him.
".......knows and knows not that he knows..." -- asleep. Wake him.
".......knows not and thinks he knows..." -- a fool. Run like hell...

Or something like that...

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towan52
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 5:46:46 PM

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I believe the two words can be associated and in simple definition can mean exactly the same. However, Ignorant is often used in an insulting way, whereas unknowing is a kinder description of a lack of knowledge. For example critics of Sarah Palin would often bandy the word ignorant about, whereas it would have been kinder to suggest that she was unknowing about national and world affairs.

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Anilineo
Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:40:42 AM

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IGNORANCE IS A SIN & UNKNOWING CAN BE A BLESSING.
Ebenezer Son
Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:12:36 AM
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Thank you all. But town52 Indeed I somewhat identify that with you that UNKNOWING is a kinder way of saying someone is oblivious of something. God bless!

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Ebenezer Son
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:25:18 AM
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But I hope the phrase the unknowing, refers to people or someone who are unaware of something?

For instance:

The unknowing took a wrong path and got lost in the woods.

Many thanks.

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
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