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BENIGHTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benighted mean? 

BENIGHTED (adjective)
  The adjective BENIGHTED has 2 senses:

1. overtaken by night or darkness
2. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

  Familiarity information: BENIGHTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENIGHTED (adjective)


Sense 1benighted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overtaken by night or darkness

Synonyms:

benighted; nighted

Context example:

benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home

Similar:

unpunctual (not punctual; after the appointed time)


Sense 2benighted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

Synonyms:

benighted; dark

Context examples:

this benighted country / benighted ages of barbarism and superstition / the dark ages / a dark age in the history of education

Similar:

unenlightened (not enlightened; ignorant)


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