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Not knowing and acting so strangely (8)


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'not knowing' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'acting so strangely' is the wordplay.
'strangely' indicates anagramming the letters.
'actingso' anagrammed gives 'AGNOSTIC'.

'and' is the link.

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(Other definitions for agnostic that I've seen before include "Not sure" , "Doubter of God" , "Doubter - coatings (anag)" , "Doubting, non-commital" , "A non-believer in God, coasting along" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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