Definition of enlightenment
2 capitalized : a philosophical movement of the 18th century marked by a rejection of traditional social, religious, and political ideas and an emphasis on rationalism —used with the
3 Buddhism : a final blessed state marked by the absence of desire or suffering
Examples of enlightenment in a sentence
the search for spiritual enlightenment
His comments failed to provide enlightenment.
the enlightenment of the public through education
First Known Use of enlightenment
ENLIGHTENMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enlightenment for English Language Learners
: the state of having knowledge or understanding : the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding
the Enlightenment : a movement of the 18th century that stressed the belief that science and logic give people more knowledge and understanding than tradition and religion
Buddhism : a final spiritual state marked by the absence of desire or suffering
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