benighted[bē nīt′id, bi-]
benighted definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- caught or surrounded by darkness or night
- intellectually or morally backward; unenlightened
Origin: Middle English past participle of binighten: see be- and amp; night
benighted definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Overtaken by night or darkness.
- Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
- be·nightˈed·ly adverb
- be·nightˈed·ness noun