EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

benighted +‎ -ness

NounEdit

benightedness ‎(uncountable)

  1. The quality of being benighted.
    • 2008 May 2, Ginia Bellafante, “Spinsterhood Is Powerful (Until a Catch Shows Up)”, in New York Times[1]:
      Although it falls under the rubric of “Masterpiece Classic” (as opposed to the Contemporary or Mystery divisions), it holds no interest in shifting any impressions of benightedness.