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enlightenedadjective

 us   /ɪnˈlɑɪ·tənd/
showingunderstanding and ​wisdom in ​dealing with ​others: This ​company is an enlightened and ​reasonableemployer.
Enlightened also ​meansopen to new ​ideas and ​factsbased on ​reason and ​sciencerather than ​followingold, ​falsebeliefs: Every enlightened ​personrejectsracism in all ​itsforms.
(Definition of enlightened from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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enlightenedadjective

uk   /ɪnˈlaɪ.tənd/  us   /ɪnˈlaɪ.t̬ənd/ approving
showingunderstanding, ​acting in a ​positive way, and not ​followingold-fashioned or ​falsebeliefs: The ​school has an enlightened ​policy of ​teachingboys to ​cook. These ​days she's much more enlightened in her ​views on ​education.
knowing the ​truth about ​existence: Buddha was an enlightened being.
(Definition of enlightened from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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