Definition of 'enlightened'
Video: pronunciation of 'enlightened'
Example sentences containing 'enlightened'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We will lose them to countries that take a more enlightened attitude to globalisation and its challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its education ministry has introduced the enlightened policy that its schools must teach all world religions equally. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such an enlightened approach is a benefit to the nation and to the teachers themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are more enlightened and democratic views and there are conservative views. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Government can learn from its enlightened approach. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Since then we have made enormous technical progress and become more enlightened in our attitudes to preserving the environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My mother was not in favour but my father took a more enlightened view and my request was granted. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Such an enlightened approach would work. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She credits her employer's enlightened attitude to flexible working as a factor in her success. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's not about having the most enlightened views. The Sun (2015)It is a more enlightened approach - and more successful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nearly all the kind things people do in the world are done in the name of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in an enlightened modern democracy, should one be put into a position to have to do so? Times, Sunday Times (2009)They must decide whether to vote out of a sense of duty to the past or out of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Brecon Beacons setting and enlightened booking policy make this a gentle gem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's also a matter of enlightened self-interest. Positive Parent Power (1991)In retrospect, it is clear that the change can be explained more by changes to the structure of the economy than by enlightened social policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He says: 'I benefited from a very enlightened education policy. The Sun (2010)Changing the workplace, rather than the workforce, is a more enlightened policy. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsHelping now is more than an act of conscience; it is also an act of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A significant part of any humane justice system in a liberal society is rehabilitation and cricket can be proud in this instance of its enlightened attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the contrary, it should be to rekindle and harness the ambition of the Victorians for a more tolerant and enlightened age. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I've tried to find a balance between integrity and enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'enlightened'
In Common Usage. enlightened is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'enlightened'
British English: enlightened ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone or their attitudes as enlightened, you mean that they have sensible, modern attitudes and ways of dealing with things.
Enlightened companies include their human resources in their estimation of the firm's worth.
Definition of enlightened from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.