- Lack of acquaintance; ignorance.
1823, John Mason Good, The Study of Medicine, volume 1, page 380:
- […] so in asthma, where there is no expuition, or the expuition does not appear till the paroxysm is subsiding, we ought, I think, in fair reason, rather to acknowledge or inacquaintance with the actual cause than to place our faith in one that has so little to support it.
1849 January 1, George Stanley Faber, “The Sacred Calendar of Prophecy”, in The Theological and Literary Journal, volume 1, page 407:
- He could scarcely have advanced a theory indicating a more unfortunate inacquaintance with the subject.
2013, David Carroll, George Eliot: The Critical Heritage, page 233:
- It is a form of which George Eliot seems especially fond: her young ladies refuse the most ineligible offers out of devotion to their aunts; her young gentlemen have all the arduous inacquaintance with Latin which their education requires […]