enlightened

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adjective en·light·ened \in-ˈlī-tənd, en-\

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

1578

First Known Use of enlightened

1578


ENLIGHTENED Defined for English Language Learners

enlightened

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adjective en·light·ened \in-ˈlī-tənd, en-\

Definition of enlightened for English Language Learners

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



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