Translation of benighted in Spanish:


ignorante, adj.

Pronunciation /bɪˈnʌɪtɪd//bəˈnaɪdəd/


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    (person) ignorante
    (region) sumido en la ignorancia
    • It's a primitive, benighted method of ordering life that is based mostly on coercion and the world would be much better off if all its forms were banned forever.
    • It's a question of internal/external forces; self-determination versus imperialist notions of ‘doing what's best for the benighted savages’.
    • And I think, you know, I'd love to see our children and grandchildren get together here a hundred years from now and roll back a tape of this show and say how benighted we were or how right we were.
    • The British politicians who devised the policy of transportation believed they had the monopoly of rational daylight, and thought of Australia as a benighted, morally murky place.
    • Until those central elements of decency and prosperity exist, our nation should help shelter political refugees from this benighted place.
    • Besides suffering through a variety of severe but all-too-common mine accidents in its benighted history, the coalfields of Vancouver Island have also played host to some of B.C.'s most famous activists.
    • Indeed, there's reason to hope that even the most benighted moral equivocators may come to realize that the message is the exact opposite of the one they've been preaching.
    • These are numbers that would have done honor to the state in its darkest, most benighted hour.
    • Seen in this benighted context, the election is as inexplicable as it is marvellous.
    • It is a sophisticated political response to a techno-scientific culture he viewed as primitive, destructive, benighted.
    • That would pretty much set the stage for a generations-long clash of civilizations, with my beloved, sometimes benighted country as the aggressor.
    • It would certainly confirm the country's international reputation as a backward and benighted land.
    • The people of Florence are far from considering themselves ignorant and benighted, and yet Brother Savonarola succeeded in persuading them that he held converse with God.
    • Yet I find little to criticize here, because he does so clearly not in the benighted belief that we have ever really been free of such a pattern but in the hope that we might one day be.
    • Now what was meant, of course, in fairness to the benighted author, is that educated people are statistically disproportionately liberal.
    • But is it right that our appetites wreak havoc on a country most of us have never been, and where grinding poverty of a kind that's been eliminated in even the most benighted, neglected corners of our own country is as common as it is confining?
    • Since the late nineteenth century, travelers, local colorists, reformers, and even missionaries described the area as an isolated, benighted place populated by a culturally backward people.
    • All they could do was build the best possible shelters for themselves, before the rainy season began, while he did his best to ensure their survival and eventual escape from this benighted place.
    • It is not modesty but experience that makes us loath to suppose that others are benighted if they do not accept the pedagogical advantages of the curriculum we happen to favor.
    • He goes so far as to use the term ‘invincible ignorance,’ which implies that there's no point in arguing with such benighted folk, since their ignorance is invincible.