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English noun: enlightenment

1. enlightenment (cognition) education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge


Broader (hypernym)education


Narrower (hyponym)edification, satori, sophistication


Antonymsunenlightenment

2. enlightenment (state) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness


Synonymsnirvana


Broader (hypernym)beatification, beatitude, blessedness


Domain categoryBuddhism, Hindooism, Hinduism

3. Enlightenment (group) a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine


SamplesThe Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms.


SynonymsAge of Reason


Broader (hypernym)reform movement


Instance hypernymage, historic period









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