benighted definition

  • adjective:
    • Overtaken when the sun goes down or darkness.
    • becoming in a situation of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
    • plunged into darkness
    • overtaken by night
    • lacking understanding or knowledge; unenlightened
    • overtaken by night or darkness
    • lacking enlightenment or knowledge or tradition
  • verb:
    • Simple past tight and previous participle of benight.
  • others:
    • Overtaken with night; thus, tangled up in ethical darkness or lack of knowledge: as, benighted Hottentots.

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