benightedness

benighted

[bih-nahy-tid]
adjective
1.
intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened: benighted ages of barbarism and superstition.
2.
overtaken by darkness or night.

Origin:
1565–75; benight (be- + night) + -ed2

benightedly, adverb
benightedness, noun


1. backward, primitive, crude, uncultivated.
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benighted (bɪˈnaɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  lacking cultural, moral, or intellectual enlightenment; ignorant
2.  archaic overtaken by night
 
be'nightedly
 
adv
 
be'nightedness
 
n

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