Synonyms of benighted


1. benight, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

usage: overtake with darkness or night

2. benight, envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose

usage: envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"

3. benight, bedim, darken

usage: make darker and difficult to perceive by sight


1. benighted, nighted, unpunctual (vs. punctual)

usage: overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"

2. benighted, dark, unenlightened (vs. enlightened)

usage: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"

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Definition and meaning of benighted (Dictionary)