Definition of benighted
- Benighted travellers … have seen his midnight candle glimmering.
- —W. B. Yeats
- spreading their message among these poor benighted people
- a strange, benighted country
the poor benighted souls who do not know the joys of reading
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the quality or fact of being simultaneous
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