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benighted

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

: having no knowledge or education

Full Definition of BENIGHTED

1
:  overtaken by darkness or night
2
:  existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness :  unenlightened
be·night·ed·ly adverb
be·night·ed·ness noun

Examples of BENIGHTED

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

First Known Use of BENIGHTED

15th century

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