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Synonyms for benighted
bɪˈnaɪ tɪdbe·night·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benighted, nightedadjective

    overtaken by night or darkness

    "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"

    Synonyms:
    nighted, dark

    Antonyms:
    enlightened, punctual

  2. benighted, darkadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    dreary, non-white, saturnine, sullen, dingy, drear, grim, sour, coloured, gloomy, morose, black, dismal, dark, sinister, moody, drab, dark-skinned, dour, obscure, blue, glum, glowering, nighted, sorry, disconsolate

    Antonyms:
    enlightened, punctual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. benightedadjective

    Synonyms:
    overtaken with night

  2. benightedadjective

    Synonyms:
    involved in darkness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. benightedadjective

    Synonyms:
    unenlightened, belated

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "benighted":

    uninformed, ignorant

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How to use benighted in a sentence?

  1. Marcel Proust:

    The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.


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