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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]


Overtaken by night or darkness


benighted; nighted

Context example:

benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home


unpunctual (not punctual; after the appointed time)

Sense 2benighted [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture


benighted; dark

Context examples:

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


unenlightened (not enlightened; ignorant)

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