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benighted

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adjective be·night·ed \bi-ˈnī-təd, bē-\

Simple Definition of benighted

  • : having no knowledge or education

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of benighted

  1. 1 :  overtaken by darkness or night

  2. 2 :  existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness :  unenlightened

benightedly

adverb

benightedness

noun

Examples of benighted in a sentence

  1. <the poor benighted souls who do not know the joys of reading>



15th Century

First Known Use of benighted

15th century



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