Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun enlightened

1 sense of enlightened

Sense 1
initiate, enlightened -- (people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

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

3 senses of enlighten

Sense 1
enlighten, edify -- (make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 2
enlighten, irradiate -- (give spiritual insight to; in religion)
       => prophesy, vaticinate -- (predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration)

Sense 3
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Antonyms of adj enlightened

2 senses of enlightened

Sense 1
enlightened (vs. unenlightened) -- (having knowledge and spiritual insight)

unenlightened (vs. enlightened) -- (not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order")
        => 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")

Sense 2
educated, enlightened -- (characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate")

INDIRECT (VIA informed) -> uninformed -- (not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public")

Similarity of adj enlightened

2 senses of enlightened

Sense 1
enlightened (vs. unenlightened) -- (having knowledge and spiritual insight)
       => edified -- (instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement)
          Also See-> educated#1; informed#1

Sense 2
educated, enlightened -- (characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate")
       => informed (vs. uninformed) -- (having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer")

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