Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb benight

3 senses of benight

Sense 1
benight -- (overtake with darkness or night)
       => overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake -- (overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

Sense 2
benight -- (envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area")
       => envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose -- (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house")

Sense 3
benight, bedim -- (make darker and difficult to perceive by sight)
       => darken -- (make dark or darker; "darken a room")

Antonyms of adj benighted

2 senses of benighted

Sense 1
benighted, nighted -- (overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home")

INDIRECT (VIA unpunctual) -> punctual -- (acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment")

Sense 2
benighted, dark -- (lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education")

INDIRECT (VIA unenlightened) -> enlightened -- (having knowledge and spiritual insight)

Similarity of adj benighted

2 senses of benighted

Sense 1
benighted, nighted -- (overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home")
       => unpunctual (vs. punctual) -- (not punctual; after the appointed time)

Sense 2
benighted, dark -- (lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education")
       => unenlightened (vs. enlightened) -- (not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order")

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