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enlightened

adjective

Simple Definition of enlightened

  • : having or showing a good understanding of how people should be treated : not ignorant or narrow in thinking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of enlightened

  1. 1 :  freed from ignorance and misinformation <an enlightened people> <an enlightened time>

  2. 2 :  based on full comprehension of the problems involved <issued an enlightened ruling>

Examples of enlightened in a sentence

  1. an enlightened approach to prison reform



1652

First Known Use of enlightened

1652



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