Synonyms of enlightenment


1. enlightenment, education

usage: education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

2. nirvana, enlightenment, blessedness, beatitude, beatification

usage: (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

3. Enlightenment, Age of Reason, reform movement

usage: a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"

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