Synonyms of 'benighted'
the terrible circumstances of that benighted country
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A backward country or society does not have modern industries and machines.
We need to accelerate the pace of change in our backward country.
If you describe an object that someone has made as crude, you mean that it has been made in a very simple way or from very simple parts.
crude wooden carvings
Thesaurus for benighted from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe people or the place where they live as benighted , you think they are unfortunate or do not know anything.