Dictionary Results for enlightenment

1. enlightenment - noun

· education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

Hypernym(s): education

Antonym(s): unenlightenment

2. enlightenment - noun

· (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

Synonym(s): nirvana

Hypernym(s): blessedness, beatitude, beatification

3. enlightenment - noun

· a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"

Synonym(s): Enlightenment, Age_of_Reason

Hypernym(s): reform_movement

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