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unenlightened

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unenlightened not enlightened; ignorant "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
    • adj unenlightened lacking information or instruction "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unenlightened Not enlightened; not mentally or morally illuminated; also, not proceeding from or marked by mental or moral enlightenment: as, unenlightened zeal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unenlightened un-en-līt′nd not enlightened.
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Usage

In literature:

Determination unenlightened is obstinacy, and obstinacy is weakness.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
These were the virtues of the virtuous heathen, unenlightened by divine revelation.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
How the miracle had been worked he couldn't conceive, and Tanqueray was careful to leave him unenlightened.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The more sophisticated woman presented an aspect totally unenlightened.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
The intent of the promoters of the Griggs Bill was to leave the people unenlightened until it should have become a law.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
They might be, while unenlightened; but not in our times.
"Twelve Causes of Dishonesty" by Henry Ward Beecher
Your unenlightened doctor would see nothing in these sensations; and yet you yourself perceive they are a part of health.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Their intermittent sputtering to the right and left of us was unenlightening.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
This other race was an unlettered, unenlightened, and a pagan people.
"Civilization the Primal Need of the Race" by Alexander Crummell
However, it was excellent discipline, not unenlightening, and the end came in six weeks.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
She wrote regularly once a fortnight, but her letters were extraordinarily unenlightening.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
The chef, whom I had suspected of knowing something, was there, but proved to be unenlightening.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Unenlightened; no wish for higher things; content to remain as they are for ever.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
In science, reality, by itself, is the enigma of fact unenlightened by its laws.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
Her unenlightened understanding made her no match for her lover.
"Ormond, Volume II (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
Will it be permitted me to adduce, on this occasion, an instance of the like honour in a poor, unenlightened African negro.
"Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]" by Benjamin Franklin
I dismissed him, unenlightened, but with a munificent present.
"Gabriel" by Salomon Kohn
But at no period of its history has India been an altogether unenlightened country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
For two hours longer we remained in the blackness, unenlightened and very anxious.
"Eastern Nights - and Flights" by Alan Bott
I go to establish the rule of equality in this unenlightened neighborhood.
"Dorothy at Skyrie" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

"In this, my unenlightened state,
To work in heavy boots I comes;
Will pumps henceforward decorate
My tiddle toddle tootsicums?
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

It is reported that in the unenlightened year of 1972, angry audience members fled in disgust from the American premiere of Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime" at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J.
Last summer's hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of now-Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court were, as such hearings (unfortunately) now tend to be, unenlightening.
To unenlightened art history students Thomas Hart Benton is the champion of the heartland, a standard bearer for the Midwestern agrarian ideal.
Whatever you happen to be doing at the moment, in your unenlightened little existence, the odds are that fourteen fit transcendentalists (and extreme joggers) are limping around an oddly shaped city block in Jamaica, Queens.
An unenlightened view of the 'New Elite'.
An unenlightened person's guide to the Dalai Lama's visit to Maui.
The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, so long anticipated, quickly sunk into an unenlightening recitation of tired talking points and mendacity.
To the Readers' Forum: Reading Connie Schultz's column in your otherwise mostly unenlightened editorial page is always a breath of fresh air, but the column on Friday, Sept. Back to Article.
Reading Connie Schultz's column in your otherwise mostly unenlightened editorial page is always a breath of fresh air, but the column on Friday, Sept 14 was especially enlightening.
It's a light, if unenlightening, exploration of the labyrinthian mind of Oprah's favorite philosopher.
Gay scouts and scout leaders will have to remain in the shadows for now due to the Boy Scouts of America's decision Tuesday to cling to its unenlightened policy of barring openly gay members and scoutmasters.
She is framed as the unenlightened villain in a policy set piece stubbornly refusing to see the wisdom of Obama's progrowth agenda.
If you want to pull it off at work, here are some strategies to make it work without disturbing the unenlightened.
Proponents of modern symphonic music cast unhappy audiences as unenlightened.
U.S TRANSPORTATION Secretary Ray LaHood blasted America's "unenlightened elected officials" on Wednesday while speaking in Philadelphia at the first international conference on high-speed rail to be held in the United States.
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In science:

The basic idea is reasonably simple but perhaps it uses somewhat abstract constructions such as fiber products of ∞-topoi, and therefore unenlightening: yields a poor understanding of the resulting ob ject.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
We will omit some of the detail as it is essentially the same as the quenched case and the complications involved are unenlightening.
Wilson loops, geometric operators and fermions in 3d group field theory
We will not define the fibrations and cofibrations in SeCatf here, as they are technical and unenlightening in themselves, but we refer the interested reader to [3, §7] for the details.
A survey of (\infty, 1)-categories
This would be a good reason to include a proof here; but the only proof we know is a tedious and unenlightening combinatorial slog, and anyway it is our hope that algorithmic verification methods will emerge in the near future.
Misere quotients for impartial games: Supplementary material
Since we have defined Γn,n and Ψn,n quite explicitly, the proof of Theorem 4.1, which we shall sketch in the remainder of this section, amounts to a rather unenlightening combinatorial verification.
Duality between GL(n,R) and the degenerate affine Hecke algebra for gl(n)
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