Etymology
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enlightened (adj.)

1630s, "illuminated;" 1660s in the sense "well-informed;" past-participle adjective from enlighten.

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Definitions of enlightened
1
enlightened (adj.)
having knowledge and spiritual insight;
enlightened (adj.)
characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved;
an enlightened electorate
Synonyms: educated
2
enlightened (n.)
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity;
Synonyms: initiate
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