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enlightened

Syllabification: en·light·ened
Pronunciation: /inˈlītnd
 
, enˈlītnd
 
/

Definition of enlightened in English:

adjective

1Having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook: the more enlightened employers offer better terms
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
informed, well informed, aware, sophisticated, advanced, developed, liberal, open-minded, broad-minded, educated, knowledgeable, wise;
1.1Spiritually aware.
Example sentences
  • 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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