benighted[bē nīt′id, bi-]
- caught or surrounded by darkness or night
- intellectually or morally backward; unenlightened
Origin: Middle English past participle of binighten: see be- and amp; night
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- Overtaken by night or darkness.
- Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
- be·nightˈed·ly adverb
- be·nightˈed·ness noun