|1.||[ adjective ] not enlightened; ignorant|
"the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
|Related terms:||enlightened benighted uninformed uneducated|
|2.||[ adjective ] lacking information or instruction|
"lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
|3.||[ adjective ] lacking general education or knowledge|
|Synonyms:||ignorant unlettered unlearned nescient|
"an ignorant man" "nescient of contemporary literature" "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues" "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"