Main definitions of unlightened in English

: unlightened1unlightened2

unlightened1

Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈlʌɪtnd/

adjective

  • 1rare Not enlightened; lacking insight or enlightenment.

  • 2Not lit up; unilluminated; not made lighter or brighter.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From un- + lightened.

Main definitions of unlightened in English

: unlightened1unlightened2

unlightened2

Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈlʌɪtnd/

adjective

  • Not made lighter or less weighty. Also figurative: unalleviated; unrelieved.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Scheme reducing National Debt. From un- + lightened.