[ih-lit-er-it] /ɪˈlɪt ər ɪt/
unable to read and write:
an illiterate group.
having or demonstrating very little or no education.
showing lack of culture, especially in language and literature.
displaying a marked lack of knowledge in a particular field:
He is musically illiterate.
an illiterate person.
unable to read and write
violating accepted standards in reading and writing: an illiterate scrawl
uneducated, ignorant, or uncultured: scientifically illiterate
an illiterate person
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).
[ih-lit-uh-rah-tee, -rey-tahy] /ɪˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti, -ˈreɪ taɪ/ plural noun, Informal. 1. illiterate or ignorant people.
[il-juhjd] /ˈɪlˈdʒʌdʒd/ adjective 1. injudicious; unwise. adjective 1. rash; ill-advised
[il-kempt] /ˈɪlˈkɛmpt/ adjective 1. .
[il-loo k-ing] /ˈɪlˈlʊk ɪŋ/ adjective, Older Use. 1. . 2. .