Definition of enlightened in English:


Syllabification: en·light·ened
Pronunciation: /enˈlītnd


  • 1Having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook: the more enlightened employers offer better terms
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    • With his reputation as an enlightened, well-informed senior High Court judge, Lord Bonomy is unafraid to take on the government of the day.
    • If Bradford is serious about being seen as a modern city with enlightened views, a good animal welfare programme is crucial.
    • As I say, the move is entirely legal and might even be described as enlightened and rational.
    informed, well-informed, aware, sophisticated, advanced, developed, liberal, open-minded, broad-minded, educated, knowledgeable, wise; civilized, refined, cultured, cultivated
  • 1.1Spiritually aware.
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    • The film's artistic power lies in its appeal for enlightened, loving and spiritually satisfying relationships between human beings.
    • Only spiritually enlightened Hindus can stand between this faith and its degradation.
    • Her current incarnation, that of spiritually enlightened mother and wife, is just the latest of many.

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