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English definition of “benighted”

benighted

adjective     /bɪˈnaɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ literary
without knowledge or morals: Some of the early explorers thought of the local people as benighted savages who could be exploited.Unaware
(Definition of benighted adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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