en|light|ened [ınˈlaıtənd] adj
1.) someone with enlightened attitudes has sensible, modern views and treats people fairly and kindly
enlightened attitude/approach etc
'Empowerment' is the new buzz-word in enlightened management circles.
2.) showing a good understanding or knowledge of something
We don't actually know, but I can make an enlightened guess.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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