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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiate, enlightened(adj)

    people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

    "it is very familiar to the initiate"

    pundit, learned person, novice, initiate, savant, beginner, tyro, tiro

    unenlightened, dark, benighted, uninformed

  2. enlightened(adj)

    having knowledge and spiritual insight


    unenlightened, benighted, uninformed, dark

  3. educated, enlightened(adj)

    characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved

    "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate"


    unenlightened, benighted, dark, uninformed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlightened

    elevated, exalted, grand, great, humane, intellectual, intelligent, noble, refined

    animal, base, beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, sensual, sottish, stolid, stupid, swinish, unintellectual, unspiritual, vile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enlightened(a.)

    instructed, informed, educated, intelligent, refined, highly civilized

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    informed, illuminated, illustrated, lit, clarified, open-minded, broad-minded

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  1. Stewart Jackson:

    You sort of pose as an enlightened helper to the public debate ... And that the wicked awful tax system across the world somehow just happened to Google, whereas actually you’ve made a choice to avoid tax and set up structures specifically so to do.

  2. Marianne Williamson:

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous Actually, who are you not to be You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

  3. Michael McCormack:

    What people need now is a little bit of sensitivity, understanding and real assistance. They need help; they need shelter, they dont need the ravings of some pure, enlightened and woke capital city greenies at this time.

  4. Otto Perez:

    It's a personal decision, I have asked God for great wisdom so I can be enlightened and take the best decisions for the Guatemalan people.

  5. Carl Jung:

    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

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