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



BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪtnd//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪtnd//
[usually before noun] (approving)
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having or showing an understanding of people’s needs, a situation, etc. that is not based on old-fashioned attitudes and prejudice enlightened opinions/attitudes/ideas an enlightened approach to teachingExtra examples More enlightened companies provided education for the workforce. My mother had more enlightened opinions than my father. We should take a more enlightened approach to young prisoners.
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