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Definition 1: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where benighted or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for benighted in the sense of this definition

(benighted is similar to ...) not enlightened; ignorant

"the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"

Definition 2: overtaken by night or darkness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where benighted or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home

Synonyms for benighted in the sense of this definition

(benighted is similar to ...) not punctual; after the appointed time

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