Definition of enlightened in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈlʌɪt(ə)nd


  • 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, aware, educated, knowledgeable, learned, wise, literate, intellectual, tutored, illuminated, apprised; civilized, refined, cultured, cultivated, sophisticated, advanced, developed, liberal, open-minded, broad-minded
  • 1.1Spiritually aware: we become enlightened in our relationship with God
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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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