unenlightened


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unenlightened

(ˌʌnɪnˈlaɪtənd)
adj
not well-informed, tolerant, or rational: a most backward, unenlightened nation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unenlightened - not enlightenedunenlightened - not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
uneducated - not having a good education
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
enlightened - having knowledge and spiritual insight
2.unenlightened - lacking information or instructionunenlightened - lacking information or instruction; "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"

unenlightened

adjective
1. Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge:
Translations

unenlightened

[ˈʌnɪnˈlaɪtnd] ADJ [person, age] → poco instruido; [policy etc] → poco ilustrado

unenlightened

adj
(= uninformed) reader, listeneruneingeweiht; to leave somebody unenlightenedjdn im Dunkeln lassen
age, country, personrückständig; (= prejudiced)intolerant
References in classic literature ?
It is more intelligible to me why I should have read Conde's 'Dominion of the Arabs in Spain;' for that was in the line of my reading in Irving, which would account for my pleasure in the 'History of the Civil Wars of Granada;' it was some time before I realized that the chronicles in this were a bundle of romances and not veritable records; and my whole study in these things was wholly undirected and unenlightened.
The mulatto woman was a member of the Methodist church, and had an unenlightened but very sincere spirit of piety.
In writing to my mother-in-law, I informed her that it had been found necessary to remove Miserrimus Dexter to an asylum--and I left her to draw her own conclusions from that fact, unenlightened by so much as one word of additional information.
The extraordinary anxiety which he had expressed to remain unenlightened as to the Count's identity-- or, in other words, to be left uncertain enough about facts to justify him to his own conscience in remaining passive--betrayed plainly that the means of exercising the terrible justice of the Brotherhood were ready to his hand, although, as a naturally humane man, he had shrunk from plainly saying as much in my presence.
If your sagacity, knowledge, and experience, could put me on the right track, I might be able to do so much; unenlightened and undirected, I can do so little.
IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH AND SPIRITS--FELICITY OF THE TYPEES--THEIR ENJOYMENTS COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MORE ENLIGHTENED COMMUNITIES--COMPARATIVE WICKEDNESS OF CIVILIZED AND UNENLIGHTENED PEOPLE--A SKIRMISH IN THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE WARRIORS OF HAPPAR
and this prince was crowned as George I--an event which brought England peace at the price of a century of rule by an unenlightened and sordid foreign dynasty.
Lecount, unenlightened by any suspicion of the housekeeper's ultimate object, cowed by the immovable scrutiny of Captain Wragge's inquiring eye, Noel Vanstone was not long in making his choice.
There is a sister, an uncle, a priest, a peasant, too, and perfectly unenlightened.
An unenlightened person who thinks one country better
In his unenlightened state it was beyond Mr Pickering.
My chela is to me as is a son to the unenlightened.