English dictionary

benighted meaning and definition

BENIGHTED adjective

Definition of benighted (adjective)

  1. overtaken by night or darkness
    • "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"
    • synonyms: 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"
    • synonyms: dark
Source: Princeton University Wordnet