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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. overtaken by night or darkness;
- Example: "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"
[syn: benighted, nighted]

2. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture;
- Example: "this benighted country"
- Example: "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"
- Example: "the dark ages"
- Example: "a dark age in the history of education"
[syn: benighted, dark]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

benight \be*night"\ (b[-e]*n[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Benighting.] 1. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The clouds benight the sky. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 2. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task. [1913 Webster] Some virgin, sure, . . . benighted in these woods. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light. [1913 Webster] Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life deny ? --Heber. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

benighted adj 1: overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home" [syn: benighted, nighted] 2: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education" [syn: benighted, dark]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "benighted": ableptical, amaurotic, backward, bereft of light, blind, color-blind, dark, dim-sighted, empty-headed, eyeless, hemeralopic, ignorant, illiterate, in darkness, in the dark, know-nothing, mind-blind, naive, night-overtaken, nyctalopic, rayless, sightless, spiritually blind, stark blind, stone-blind, undiscerning, uneducated, unenlightened, uninformed, uninstructed, unlettered, unobserving, unperceiving, unprogressive, unschooled, unseeing, untaught, untutored, visionless