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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (informed and open-minded)
a. progresista
Our party takes a more enlightened view on same-sex marriage.Nuestro partido tiene una posición más progresista sobre el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo.
b. inteligente
The company decided to make these opportunities available to unemployed youngsters out of enlightened self-interest.Fue un interés propio muy inteligente el que movió a la empresa a ofrecer estas oportunidades a jóvenes desempleados.
2. (religious)
a. iluminado
When your soul is enlightened you leave your ego behind.Cuando tienes el alma iluminada dejas el ego atrás.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. ilustrado(a), progresista
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enlightened [ɪnˈlaɪtnd]
[+person, society, policy, attitude] progresista
we think we're enlightened and forward today, but we're not. There are still lesbians in Hollywood and they still have to hide to save their careers Although some more enlightened companies may send the executives on stress management or assertiveness courses, they are in the minority nurseries run by enlightened employers in a truly enlightened society men and women would live harmoniously together, sharing each other's experiences, burdens, sufferings and joys in full understanding a man with such an enlightened view should take the next logical step and guarantee a paid vacation for all Americans they have a far more enlightened attitude to death Though born and raised a Catholic, he despises sectarianism and has many Protestant friends. His enlightened attitude stems from his parents
an enlightened despot un déspota ilustrado; in this enlightened age or in these enlightened times especially en esta época de tantos adelantos or progresos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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