benighted - Dictionary definition and meaning for word benighted

(adj) overtaken by night or darkness
Synonyms : nighted
Example Sentence
  • benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home

(adj) lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
Synonyms : dark
Example Sentence
  • this benighted country
  • benighted ages of barbarism and superstition
  • the dark ages
  • a dark age in the history of education

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for benighted

NIGHT=DARK. The "Dark Ages" (a time period lacking in reason and progress) was followed by the "Age of Enlightenment".
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The opposite of enLIGHTened is beNIGHTed.
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No light in the Night.. So Dark.. not enlightened
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