benighted

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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.

benighted

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

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.
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"

benighted

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

benighted

adjective
Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge:
Translations

benighted

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

benighted

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

benighted

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