from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Overtaken by night or darkness.
- adj. Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
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- adj. plunged into darkness
- adj. overtaken by night
- adj. lacking knowledge or education; unenlightened
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of benight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Overtaken with night; hence, involved in moral darkness or ignorance: as, benighted Hottentots.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. overtaken by night or darkness
- adj. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
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Just keep surfing and ignore the smoke plumes rising up from certain benighted parts of those beautiful Cape cities.
A beneficed clergyman from the most benighted, that is, most
Now he kept a shop in what the Lords called the benighted section, far from the docks and the Lordshills.
So Yussuf, euphoniously termed a benighted heathen by some enlightened
Hence it becomes all those who aspire to propound the tenets of Christianity to deferentially behave as Christians -- not to preach and teach one thing and live and enact another, while seeking to conduct the so-called benighted natives of Africa, or any other country, into the light of civilization and Christianity.
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
A fuller, more powerful manifestation of the character, claims, attractions of the Father was necessary to recall the benighted wanderers from their lost state and restore them to those right relations and to that conscious communion with
A beneficed clergyman from the most benighted, that is, most Papistical portion of Connaught, would be sure, thought Mr O'Joscelyn, to have a fellow-feeling with him; to sympathise with his wailings, and to have similar woes to communicate.
Just a continuation of what Kunstler calls the benighted culture of "Happy Motoring."
The creation of a simple and regular administrative system; the reform of the clergy; the emancipation of the Church from the jurisdiction of the Pope, and of all orders in the State from the jurisdiction of the Church; the amelioration of the lot of the peasant; the introduction of codes of law abolishing both the cruelties and the confusion of ancient practice, -- all these were purposes more or less familiar to the absolute sovereigns of the eighteenth century, whom the French so summarily described as benighted tyrants.
Lawrence Eagleburger mocked Dick Cheney on Tuesday, saying that the former vice president, whom he dubbed "benighted," has long exaggerated his position as a partisan ...