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Noun1.unenlightenment - a lack of understandingunenlightenment - a lack of understanding    
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
darkness, dark - an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
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Minister of Endowments Mohammad Abul-Sattar al-Sayyed delivered a speech in which he pointed out to the life of Prophet Mohammad and his message which has started with combating unenlightenment, raising the flag of science, education and civilization and concluded by the announcement of the human rights in life, freedom and equality.
Drowning injuries among young people may be because of unenlightenment about safe swim environment; this area is in need of intervention.
Mays' captivating performance made it impossible to look away from the screen, as did the oftenpainful and heartbreaking words spoken by several elderly gay men who lived through the era of unenlightenment, including ECHO columnist Pete Price (never 71, Peter!) And we saw snippets of newspaper headlines at the time, which underlined how much progress society had to make - gay men being described in one as "Filthy, dirty beasts" while another talked of a socalled "growth of evil".
At a broad level, the moral vocabulary of the novels inherits that focus on enlightenment and unenlightenment that descends from the Bible, gains a new pertinence in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century empiricist thought, and filters down to Austen via novelists such as Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, and one of her "favourite moral writers" (H.
The darkness of unenlightenment is in the political sky.