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adjective as in unenlightened

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After disembarking, the 26-year-old was led away for the crime of reporting on political opposition—exactly the sort of activity essential to the functioning of a democracy, should one ever occur in his benighted homeland.

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Israel looms large here as a malevolent actor that manipulated the benighted Americans into sharing its hostility toward Iran.

Colonial rhetoric was often virtuous: colonizers would bring civilization to benighted Africans.

But I quickly realized that no one really thought that—and if they did think that, they were too benighted to worry about.

Last week, I took it upon myself to introduce you benighted savages to one of the great comedies of modern times.

I knew immediately where to locate my benighted family and growing restlessness.

In 1975 he went from benighted Warsaw to far more benighted Luanda to cover the civil war in Angola.

One must take a sup of hot liquor when benighted in such freezing snow as this.

By some direct and primitively human way her benighted mind had reached its determination.

All this the benighted wanderers observed as they continued to approach cautiously on tiptoe.

A farmer returning homeward to the parish of Malew from Peel was benighted and lost his way among the mountains.

The week in which during all the years of many and long ages benighted people sacrificed their Christs to Shylock gods.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to benighted, such as: unlearned, untaught, backward, dark, ignorant, and primitive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.