Definition of Benighted

1. Adjective. Overtaken by night or darkness. "Benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"

Exact synonyms: Nighted
Similar to: Unpunctual



2. Adjective. Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture. "A dark age in the history of education"
Exact synonyms: Dark
Similar to: Unenlightened
Derivative terms: Dark, Darkness

Definition of Benighted

1. Adjective. plunged into darkness ¹

2. Adjective. overtaken by night ¹

3. Adjective. lacking knowledge or education; unenlightened ¹

4. Verb. (past of benight) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benighted

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benighted

benevolous
benexate
benficiate
benflumetol
benfluorex
benga
bengal
bengaline
bengalines
bengola
bengolas
beni
benifices
benifit
benight
benighted (current term)
benightedly
benightedness
benightednesses
benighten
benighter
benighting
benightment
benights
benign
benign albuminuria
benign bone aneurysm
benign cementoblastoma
benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
benign dry pleurisy

Literary usage of Benighted

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1. Gutenberg, and the Art of Printing by Emily Clemens Pearson (1871)
"benighted. — Minstrel of the Hearth. — The Black Art. — A Barefoot Friar. ... benighted, Gutenberg, wrapped in his monk's cloak, little heeded the roaring ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... to travellers benighted in the surrounding country ; or that it might be a warning to those who heard it to think of their own “ passing bell,” and so ..."

3. In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey Into Tibet, Capture by the by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1898)
"I stalked a herd of antelopes, and having gone some five miles from camp, I was benighted, and on my return had the greatest difficulty in finding my men in ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"JOI ADVENTURE OF A benighted TRAVELLER. BY CHARLES OLHER, AUTHOR OF " FERRERS. ... benighted on a moor !—" an awkward situation for a nervous man! ..."

5. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt (1850)
"Inhospitality to the benighted.— Answers of rustics to wayfarers. — Pedestrian exploits.—Dangers of delay.—The club of elders. FOR some time after I left ..."

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