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    benighted - Dictionary definition and meaning for word benighted

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

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

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