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be·night·ed

 (bĭ-nī′tĭd)
adj.
1. Overtaken by night or darkness.
2. Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.

be·night′ed·ly adv.
be·night′ed·ness n.
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benighted

(bɪˈnaɪtɪd)
adj
1. lacking cultural, moral, or intellectual enlightenment; ignorant
2. archaic overtaken by night
beˈnightedly adv
beˈnightedness n
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be•night•ed

(bɪˈnaɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened.
2. overtaken by darkness or night.
[1565–75]
be•night′ed•ly, adv.
be•night′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.benighted - overtaken by night or darknessbenighted - overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
2.benighted - lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culturebenighted - lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
unenlightened - not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
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benighted

adjective uncivilized, crude, primitive, backward, uncultivated, unenlightened the terrible circumstances of that benighted country
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benighted

adjective
Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge:
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Translations

benighted

[bɪˈnaɪtɪd] ADJ (liter) (fig) → ignorante
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benighted

[bɪˈnaɪtɪd] adj (literary)
(= ignorant) [person] → ignorant(e)
(= unfortunate) → maudit(e)
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benighted

adj
(fig) personunbedarft; countrygottverlassen; policy etchirnrissig
(lit)von der Dunkelheit or Nacht überfallen or überrascht
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