What is the opposite of education?

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Noun
Opposite of a body of knowledge acquired while being educated
“Knowledge comes of shared experience while ignorance and incomprehension of the other can be the consequences of time unshared.”
Noun
Opposite of one's upbringing, usually of a child
“Both parents were accused of contributing to their child's neglect.”
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Opposite of the process or act of teaching
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Opposite of the progressive aspect of a learned skill
“The diminishment in his performance can only be attributed to his inability to cope with the loss of his coach.”
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Opposite of a person's intellectual understanding of a particular subject
“It has a reckless disregard for accuracy, coupled with breathtaking ignorance.”
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Opposite of the action of teaching a skill or type of behavior
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Opposite of a refined understanding or appreciation of culture
“There is a degree of philistinism in regarding books as only having worth if they are old and valuable.”
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Opposite of the devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
“Some students who have not yet been accepted to college have a gap year specifically to build their resumes.”
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Opposite of the practice or method of imposing strict rules of behavior on other people
“Attempts to curb the unruliness at home failed miserably because the parents had lost control of their kids.”
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Opposite of upbringing, education, and environment, contrasted with inborn characteristics
“He was, by nature, a gifted athlete, but he was also lazy and with a poor work ethic, did not reach the heights of success typically achieved by elite sportspeople.”
Noun
Opposite of knowledge gathered throughout one's life
“He was fresh out of college and his inexperience was obvious.”
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Opposite of the ability to use or control something
“There are cries of how lawyers and others have allegedly connived in the misapplication of justice.”
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