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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unenlightenedadjective

    not enlightened; ignorant

    "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"

  2. uninstructed, unenlightened, naiveadjective

    lacking information or instruction

    "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"


  1. unenlightenedadjective

    Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unenlightenedadjective

    Not illuminated.

    Moral virtue natural reason, unenlightened by revelation, prescribes. Francis Atterbury.


  1. unenlightened

    Unenlightened refers to someone who lacks knowledge, awareness, or understanding about a particular subject or concept. It often implies ignorance, misconceptions, or outdated beliefs, particularly in relation to moral, intellectual, or philosophical matters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unenlightened

    un-en-līt′nd, adj. not enlightened.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unenlightened in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unenlightened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unenlightened in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Aurelius:

    [Treat] unenlightened souls with sympathy and indulgence, remembering that they are ignorant or mistaken about what’s most important. Never be harsh, remember Plato’s dictum: ‘Every soul is deprived of the truth against its will.’

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