Definition of unenlightened in English:

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unenlightened

Pronunciation: /ʌnɪnˈlʌɪt(ə)nd/
/ʌnɛnˈlʌɪt(ə)nd/

adjective

Not having or showing an enlightened outlook: unenlightened thinking
More example sentences
  • If we are to succeed in our attempt to transform our unenlightened manifestation into an enlightened one, we need the lineage.
  • According to Tibetan Buddhism, the universe is populated by a vast array of enlightened and unenlightened beings.
  • He is cantankerous, idealistic, blinkered, thin-skinned, romantic, a man of the ‘enlightenment’ but curiously unenlightened himself.

Derivatives

unenlightening

adjective
Example sentences
  • But Forster's treatment of it is unenlightening.
  • Adecco's press statements were curt and unenlightening.
  • We could do with taking a big step back from this unenlightening debate, and trying to put things in some proper critical perspective.

unenlightenment

noun
Example sentences
  • The unenlightenment does Inverness a disservice.
  • Across the Orthodox world, there is a rising tide of unenlightenment.
  • One of the things I picked up from Zen was the idea that the state of searching for enlightenment is a state of unenlightenment.
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