benighted

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

Definition of benighted

  1. 1 :  overtaken by darkness or night Benighted travellers … have seen his midnight candle glimmering. — W. B. Yeats

  2. 2 :  existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness :  unenlightened spreading their message among these poor benighted people a strange, benighted country

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


BENIGHTED Defined for English Language Learners

benighted

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

Definition of benighted for English Language Learners

  • : having no knowledge or education



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