French translation of 'enlightenment'
1. (= clarification, explanation) éclaircissements mpl
to provide enlightenment fournir des éclaircissements
2. (= understanding) illumination f
3. (= progressiveness) avancement m
4. (Religion) (in Buddhism) illumination f
to attain enlightenment atteindre l’illumination
the Enlightenment ≈ le Siècle des lumières
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Discomfort is always a necessary part of the process of enlightenment.WHAT LOOKS LIKE CRAZY ON AN ORDINARY DAY (2003)
It was encouraging to the vicar to encounter a fellow pilgrim -- a man as well -- on the hard road to enlightenment.MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
Most of those who followed the Way hoped to gain something for themselves, whether godhood, enlightenment, mass communion or remembrance.THE BROKEN GOD (2003)
I'm sure we'd all welcome a shaft of enlightenment from our chairman.ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (2003)
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British English: enlightenment NOUN
Enlightenment means the act of enlightening or the state of being enlightened.
She had a moment of enlightenment.
Translation of enlightenment from the Collins English to French Dictionary