English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'enlightenment'

(noun) 
Definition
the act of enlightening or the state of being enlightened
We set off for the East in search of spiritual enlightenment.
Synonyms
understanding
They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
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information
They refused to give us any information about her.
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learning
The library is the focal point of learning on the campus.
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education
institutions for the care and education of children
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teaching
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knowledge
She didn't intend to display her knowledge, at least not yet.
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instruction
Each candidate is given instruction in safety.
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wisdom
a woman respected for her wisdom and insight
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insight
He was a man of considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
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literacy
Many of them have some problems with literacy and numeracy.
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comprehension
The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
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cultivation
She was a woman of cultivation and scholarship.
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refinement
a girl who possessed both dignity and refinement
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open-mindedness
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edification
the use of Scripture for the edification of believers
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broad-mindedness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of comprehension
Definition
understanding
The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
in the sense of cultivation
Definition
culture or refinement
She was a woman of cultivation and scholarship.
in the sense of edification
the use of Scripture for the edification of believers

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