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
[sem-ee-in-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌsɛm iˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt/ adjective 1. (of a political entity) having substantial self-government in regard to local matters but subordinate in such external matters as foreign policy; semiautonomous.
adjective 1. of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry: industrial production; industrial waste. 2. having many and highly developed industries: an industrial nation. 3. engaged in an industry or industries: industrial workers. 4. of or relating to the workers in industries: industrial training. 5. used in industry: industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics. […]
adjective, noun 1. semifluid.
[sem-ee-lit-er-it, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈlɪt ər ɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. barely able to read and write. 2. capable of reading but not writing. 3. literate but poorly skilled or informed; lacking the proficiency of a literate person. noun 4. a person who is semiliterate. semiliterate /ˌsɛmɪˈlɪtərɪt/ adjective 1. hardly able to read or write 2. […]