Definition of benighted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bɪˈnaɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈnaɪtɪd//
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  1. 1(of people) without understanding
  2. 2(of places) without the benefits of modern life
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense being overtaken by darkness): past participle of archaic benight ‘cover in the darkness of night, obscure’ (see be-, night).
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