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il·lit·er·ate

 (ĭ-lĭt′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Unable to read and write.
b. Having little or no formal education.
2.
a. Marked by inferiority to an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature: an illiterate magazine.
b. Violating prescribed standards of speech or writing: a paragraph with several illiterate expressions.
3. Ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge: musically illiterate. See Usage Note at literate.
n.
1. A person who is illiterate.
2. (used with a pl. verb) People who are illiterate, considered as a group.

[Middle English, from Latin illīterātus : in-, not; see in-1 + līterātus, literate; see literate.]

il·lit′er·ate·ly adv.
il·lit′er·ate·ness n.

illiterate

(ɪˈlɪtərɪt)
adj
1. unable to read and write
2. violating accepted standards in reading and writing: an illiterate scrawl.
3. uneducated, ignorant, or uncultured: scientifically illiterate.
n
an illiterate person
ilˈliteracy, ilˈliterateness n
ilˈliterately adv

il•lit•er•ate

(ɪˈlɪt ər ɪt)

adj.
1. unable to read and write.
2. having or demonstrating little education.
3. showing lack of culture.
4. displaying a marked lack of knowledge in a particular field: musically illiterate.
n.
5. an illiterate person.
[1550–60; < Latin illiterātus]
il•lit′er•ate•ly, adv.
il•lit′er•ate•ness, n.
syn: See ignorant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illiterate - a person unable to read
analphabet, analphabetic - an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
functional illiterate - a person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs
Adj.1.illiterate - not able to read or write
uneducated - not having a good education
literate - able to read and write
2.illiterate - uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field; "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"
uneducated - not having a good education
3.illiterate - lacking culture, especially in language and literature
literate - versed in literature; dealing with literature

illiterate

adjective
1. uneducated, ignorant, unlettered, unable to read and write, analphabetic A large percentage of the population is illiterate.
uneducated lettered, educated, literate

illiterate

adjective
Without education or knowledge:
Translations
أُمِّيٌّأُمّـي، لا يَعْرِف القِراءه والكِتابَهغَيْر مُتَعَلِّم
negramotnýnevzdělaný
analfabetanalfabetiskuuddannet
lukutaidotonsivistymätönkouluja käymätön
nepismen
analfabétaírástudatlantanulatlan
ólæs og óskrifandiómenntaîur
読み書きのできない
문맹의
mažaraštisneraštingasneraštingumas
analfabētisksneizglītots
negramotnýnevzdelaný
nepismen
analfabet
ไม่สามารถอ่านและเขียนได้
cahilokuma yazması olmayanokuması yazması olmayan
mù chữ

illiterate

[ɪˈlɪtərɪt]
A. ADJ [person] (= unable to read or write) → analfabeto; (= ignorant) → ignorante, inculto; [letter, handwriting] → plagado de faltas
to be functionally illiterateser un analfabeto funcional
he's sexually illiterateen materia sexual está en mantillas
B. Nanalfabeto/a m/f

illiterate

[ɪˈlɪtərət] adj
[person] → illettré(e)
[letter, writing] → plein(e) de fautesill luck nmalchance fill-mannered [ˌɪlˈmænərd] adj [person, behaviour] → inconvenant(e)

illiterate

adjdes Schreibens und Lesens unkundig; country, populationanalphabetisch; (= badly-educated, uncultured) personungebildet, unwissend; lettervoller Fehler; he’s illiterateer ist Analphabet; to be functionally illiteratepraktisch nicht lesen und schreiben können; economically/musically illiteratevöllig unwissend, wenn es um Wirtschaft/Musik geht; many people are computer-illiterateviele Menschen kennen sich nicht mit Computern aus
nAnalphabet(in) m(f)

illiterate

[ɪˈlɪtrɪt]
1. adj (person) → analfabeta, illetterato/a; (letter) → sgrammaticato/a
2. nanalfabeta m/f, illetterato/a

illiterate

(iˈlitərət) adjective
1. unable to read and write.
2. having little or no education.
ilˈliteracy noun

illiterate

أُمِّيٌّ negramotný analfabetisk ungebildet αγράμματος analfabeto lukutaidoton analphabète nepismen analfabeta 読み書きのできない 문맹의 analfabeet ikke lese- og skrivekyndig niepiśmienny analfabeto неграмотный analfabet ไม่สามารถอ่านและเขียนได้ okuma yazması olmayan mù chữ 不识字的

il·lit·er·ate

a. analfabeto-a.

illiterate

adj analfabeto