educated vs enlightened what difference

what is difference between educated and enlightened

English

Etymology

educate +‎ -ed

Pronunciation

  • (US?) IPA(key): /ˈɛdʒɘkeɪɾɪd/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛdjuːkeɪtɪd/, /ˈɛdʒɘkeɪtɪd/

Adjective

educated (comparative more educated, superlative most educated)

  1. Having attained a level of higher education, such as a college degree.
  2. Based on relevant information.
    • 2011, Susan L. Rozzi, Michelle G. Futrell, Douglas M. Kleiner, Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Entry-Level Athletic Trainer Certification Examination, F.A. Davis, page 26:
      No matter what strategies you employ as you dissect each multiple-choice question and arrive at an educated answer, remember that you are looking for the best response, not only a correct one.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:learned

Antonyms

  • uneducated

Derived terms

  • educated beyond one’s intelligence

Translations

Verb

educated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of educate

Further reading

  • “educated” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 111.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ənˈlaɪtn̩d/
  • Hyphenation: en‧light‧ened

Adjective

enlightened (comparative more enlightened, superlative most enlightened)

  1. educated or informed
  2. Made aware of something
  3. Freed from illusion
  4. Exceedingly wise

Translations

Noun

enlightened (plural enlightened)

  1. Someone who has been introduced to the mysteries of some activity, religion especially Buddhism

Translations

Verb

enlightened

  1. simple past tense and past participle of enlighten

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