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enlightenment British & World English

The action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened

enlightenment English Thesaurus

the reader will be hoping for enlightenment from the text

the Enlightenment in enlightenment British & World English

A European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. It was heavily influenced by 17th-century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent figures included Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith