Definition of benighted:
morose, disconsolate, nonliterate, simple-minded, saturnine, dark-skinned, untaught, dark, dour, black, empty-headed, thick, stupid, sinister, unschooled, analphabetic, unlearned, dreary, moody, sullen, uneducated, sour, unintelligent, dingy, unread, glowering, sorry, untutored, grim, rude, simple, unenlightened, uninstructed, obscure, illiterate, silly, drab, unlettered, nighted, slow, glum, coloured, brainless, slow-witted, blue, backward, ignorant, primitive, dismal, gloomy, idiotic, unpunctual, non-white, knowledge, drear.
- "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
- "The Outcaste", F. E. Penny.
Nevertheless, I shall induce him to pack to- morrow, and we will make for London together, so my next letter will bear a British stamp, and I assure you the air of England will taste good to one benighted Britisher whose name is Alan Drummond.- "A Rock in the Baltic", Robert Barr.