the Enlightenment

Definition of the Enlightenment

  1. :  a movement of the 18th century that stressed the belief that science and logic give people more knowledge and understanding than tradition and religion

Word by Word Definitions

enlightenmentplay Enlightenment
  1. :  the act or means of enlightening :  the state of being enlightened

    :  a final blessed state marked by the absence of desire or suffering

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to criticize severely

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