Synonyms of benighted
uncivilizedDictionary • the terrible circumstances of that benighted country
uncivilized • non-Western countries which did not wish to appear backward or uncivilized
crude • crude wooden carvings
primitive • studies of primitive societies
backward • We need to accelerate the pace of change in our backward country.
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backwardA backward country or society does not have modern industries and machines.
• We need to accelerate the pace of change in our backward country.
crudeIf 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
primitivePrimitive means belonging to a society in which people live in a very simple way, usually without industries or a writing system.
• studies of primitive societies
Thesaurus for benighted from the Collins English Thesaurus
lacking cultural, moral, or intellectual enlightenment; ignorant