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Definition of "enlightened" []

  • Educated or informed (adjective)
  • Made aware of something (adjective)
  • Freed from illusion (adjective)
  • Exceedingly wise (adjective)
  • Someone who has been introduced to the mysteries of some activity, religion especially Buddhism (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "enlightened" in a sentence
  • "Murano used the term enlightened governance five times in the three-paragraph message but did not use the term that the students and faculty members voicing concern have been using -- shared governance."
  • "The next level of action is usually taken under the auspices of what I call "enlightened risk management," where a company sees the inter-dependencies between their raw material supply or their market and the world it lives in and then takes action, often in collaboration with an NGO, to protect it."
  • "And there even existed what we called enlightened despots."