Etymology
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unenlightened (adj.)

1660s, "not lit up," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of enlighten (v.). Meaning "not mentally illuminated" is attested from 1650s.

updated on February 26, 2014

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Definitions of unenlightened from WordNet

unenlightened (adj.)
not enlightened; ignorant;
the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order
unenlightened (adj.)
lacking information or instruction;
lamentably unenlightened as to the laws
Synonyms: uninstructed / naive
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