Illiterate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlɪtərət|  American pronunciation of the word illiterate
Brit.  |ɪˈlɪt(ə)rət|  British pronunciation of the word illiterate

noun

- a person unable to read (syn: nonreader)

adjective

- uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field(syn: ignorant)

Examples

She didn't want anyone to know that she was illiterate.

She is politically illiterate and has never voted in an election.

He's illiterate when it comes to computers.

She had to teach a class of illiterates.

It was an illiterate letter, full of mistakes.

Martin is not illiterate but I think close to it. I never saw him read a newspaper, for instance.

I'm disturbed that so many of the students appear to be illiterate.

his vilely spelt and illiterate letters

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