Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of benightedness

  1. the state of being unaware or uninformed <takes perverse pride in his benightedness regarding popular culture> Synonyms ignorance, cluelessness, incognizance, innocence, nescience, obliviousness, unawareness, unfamiliarityRelated Words callowness, greenness, inexperience, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), rawness, simpleness, unsophisticationNear Antonyms experience, know-how; sophisticationAntonyms acquaintance, awareness, cognizance, familiarity

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up benightedness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).