Dictionary Results for benighted

1. benight - verb

· overtake with darkness or night

Hypernym(s): overwhelm, overpower, sweep_over, whelm, overcome, overtake

2. benight - verb

· envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"

Hypernym(s): envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose

3. benight - verb

· make darker and difficult to perceive by sight

Synonym(s): bedim

Hypernym(s): darken

4. benighted - adjective

· overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"

Synonym(s): nighted

5. benighted - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): dark

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