aliterate


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a·lit·er·ate

 (ā-lĭt′ər-ĭt)
adj.
Able to read but not interested in reading. See Usage Note at literate.

a·lit′er·a·cy n.
a·lit′er·ate n.

aliterate

(eɪˈlɪtərɪt)
n
a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so
adj
of or relating to aliterates

a•lit•er•ate

(eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt)

n.
1. a person who is able to read but rarely does.
adj.
2. of, being, or characteristic of an aliterate.
[1975–80]
a•lit′er•a•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aliterate - a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sourcesaliterate - a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
Translations

aliterate

adj to be aliterateso gut wie nie lesen
n Person, die so gut wie nie liest
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