benighted benighted  /bɪ ˈnaɪ tɪd/


  1. (adj) overtaken by night or darkness
  2. (adj) lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture



  1. But often, we suspect that we're being connedthat film stars and musicians have calculated that supporting some benighted group is a way of redoubling our reverence for them.
  2. Which is a relief to hear, because as tens of thousands of her patients would attest, impoverished and benighted Burma needs all the doctors it can getand all the heroes, too.
  3. It is a disturbing change among Afghans who in 2001, after the benighted years of the Taliban, welcomed foreigners bringing aid and progress.


  • Blight is an emergency in Detroit

    Before you can bust blight, you have to bust the bureaucracy. Tearing down a benighted structure in Detroit is a 36-step process that can take up to two years to complete. That explains why there are still roughly 70,000 abandoned, rotting buildings on Detroit's landscape; houses are being vacated faster than they're being torn down.
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Detroit News

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  1. "Sex scenes, love scenes. Yes, at this age it's unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. Yeah, that is unusual. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive. It's you and I, baby. It's...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Meryl Streep Source: Hindustan Times

  2. Chris Huhne, the Lib Dem home affairs spokesman, added: "It is no surprise that pilots are up in arms since they are one of the few groups selected as guinea pigs for this benighted experiment."
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Chris Huhne Source: Independent

  3. "The intelligence project itself is a paradox. For, it was not the lighthouse that we know. It was the lighthouse that brought darkness into this benighted land," Lacson said.
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: Panfilo Lacson Source: GMA

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