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    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
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NIGHT=DARK. The "Dark Ages" (a time period lacking in reason and progress) was followed by the "Age of Enlightenment".

The opposite of enLIGHTened is beNIGHTed.

No light in the Night.. So Dark.. not enlightened

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