Illiterate



[ih-lit-er-it] /ɪˈlɪt ər ɪt/

adjective
1.
unable to read and write:
an illiterate group.
2.
having or demonstrating very little or no education.
3.
showing lack of culture, especially in language and literature.
4.
displaying a marked lack of knowledge in a particular field:
He is musically illiterate.
noun
5.
an illiterate person.
/ɪˈlɪtərɪt/
adjective
1.
unable to read and write
2.
violating accepted standards in reading and writing: an illiterate scrawl
3.
uneducated, ignorant, or uncultured: scientifically illiterate
noun
4.
an illiterate person
adj.

early 15c., “uneducated, unable to read (originally of Latin),” from Latin illiteratus “unlearned, unlettered, ignorant; without culture, inelegant,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + literatus, literally “furnished with letters” (see literate). As a noun meaning “illiterate person” from 1620s. Hence, illiterati (1788).

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