Verb(1) overtake with darkness or night(2) envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness(3) make darker and difficult to perceive by sight
Adjective(1) overtaken by night or darkness, or nighted(2) lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
(1) Indeed, there's reason to hope that even the most benighted moral equivocators may come to realize that the message is the exact opposite of the one they've been preaching.(2) It's a question of internal/external forces; self-determination versus imperialist notions of ├ö├ç├┐doing what's best for the benighted savages├ö├ç├û.(3) It would certainly confirm the country's international reputation as a backward and benighted land.(4) These are numbers that would have done honor to the state in its darkest, most benighted hour.(5) That would pretty much set the stage for a generations-long clash of civilizations, with my beloved, sometimes benighted country as the aggressor.(6) "Father," said Jack, "can you lodge a benighted traveller that has lost his way?"(7) All they could do was build the best possible shelters for themselves, before the rainy season began, while he did his best to ensure their survival and eventual escape from this benighted place.(8) He goes so far as to use the term ├ö├ç├┐invincible ignorance,├ö├ç├û which implies that there's no point in arguing with such benighted folk, since their ignorance is invincible.(9) Since the late nineteenth century, travelers, local colorists, reformers, and even missionaries described the area as an isolated, benighted place populated by a culturally backward people.(10) But is it right that our appetites wreak havoc on a country most of us have never been, and where grinding poverty of a kind that's been eliminated in even the most benighted , neglected corners of our own country is as common as it is confining?(11) Yet I find little to criticize here, because he does so clearly not in the benighted belief that we have ever really been free of such a pattern but in the hope that we might one day be.(12) The forest was also frequented by outlaws, and was a place of great danger to the benighted traveller.(13) The British politicians who devised the policy of transportation believed they had the monopoly of rational daylight, and thought of Australia as a benighted , morally murky place.(14) He still continued, however, cautiously to progress along the road on which be was benighted , and at length the twinkling of a distant light raised some hope of succour in his heart.(15) Seen in this benighted context, the election is as inexplicable as it is marvellous.(16) Until those central elements of decency and prosperity exist, our nation should help shelter political refugees from this benighted place.
(1) benight :: benight
1. nighted ::
2. bedim ::
1. lettered ::
2. literate ::
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