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Definition 1: a person unable to read - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for illiterate in the sense of this definition

(illiterate is a kind of ...) an ignorant person

(... is a kind of illiterate ) an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet

(... is a kind of illiterate ) a person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs

Definition 2: not able to read or write - [adjective denoting all]

(illiterate is similar to ...) having little acquaintance with writing

"special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society"

(illiterate is similar to ...) having reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs

(illiterate is similar to ...) not yet having acquired the ability to read and write

(illiterate is similar to ...) barely able to read and write

"an semiliterate scrawl"

(illiterate is similar to ...) able to read but not to write

(means also ...) not having a good education

(... are attributes of illiterate) the ability to read and write

Definition 3: lacking culture, especially in language and literature - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 4: uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where illiterate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is ignorant of quantum mechanics
  • he is musically illiterate

Synonyms for illiterate in the sense of this definition

(illiterate is similar to ...) not having a good education

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