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Adjective: illiterate  i'li-tu-rut
  1. Not able to read or write
     
  2. Uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
    "he is musically illiterate";
    - ignorant
     
  3. Lacking culture, especially in language and literature
Noun: illiterate  i'li-tu-rut
  1. A person unable to read
    - illiterate person, nonreader

Derived forms: illiterates

See also: analphabetic, functionally illiterate, literacy, preliterate, semiliterate, uneducated, unlettered

Type of: ignoramus, know nothing, uneducated person

Antonym: literate

Encyclopedia: Illiterate