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Meaning of benighted

be•night•ed

Pronunciation: (bi-nī'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened: benighted ages of barbarism and superstition.
  2. overtaken by darkness or night.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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