Related formsbe·night·ed·ly, adverbbe·night·ed·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for benighted
Colonial rhetoric was often virtuous: colonizers would bring civilization to benighted Africans.
But I quickly realized that no one really thought that—and if they did think that, they were too benighted to worry about.Is Bravo’s Jewish Princesses Long Island the Most Offensive TV Show Ever?|Andrew Romano|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Last week, I took it upon myself to introduce you benighted savages to one of the great comedies of modern times.
I knew immediately where to locate my benighted family and growing restlessness.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman|Bernard Avishai|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1975 he went from benighted Warsaw to far more benighted Luanda to cover the civil war in Angola.
Blessed should I be if I could beguile a benighted traveller into safety!Willing to Die|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
They dwell under the painted lodge of the barbarian, and they burn even in the heart of the benighted heathen.The Infidel, Vol. II.|Robert Montgomery Bird
Having started rather late in the afternoon, we were benighted before we reached Manlius Square, where we lodged.A Visit To The United States In 1841|Joseph Sturge
Benighted Dorothy Lennard, on the other hand, fluked into her wretched success by sheer luck.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
Go and look at the benighted Romanist, giving money to his priest to pray for his soul, and yet dying without comfort.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle