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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that creates obscurity or darkness.

Usage examples (3)
  • Adjective : benighted ages of barbarism and superstition
  • Hence he was not the man to prize a Tuscan well dug in the fourteenth century, cleaned perhaps never, and gradually filled to the brim with what the forwardlooking past...
  • That young girl, "he added unexpectedly," is one of the least benightedly unintelligent life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid... for more
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