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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
References in classic literature ?
Tho' certainly nothing could to any reasonable Being, have appeared more satisfactory, than so gratefull a reply to her invitation, yet I know not how it was, but she was certainly capricious enough to be displeased with our behaviour and in a few weeks after, either to revenge our Conduct, or releive her own solitude, married a young and illiterate Fortune- hunter.
When the illiterate and perhaps scornful trader has earned by enterprise and industry his coveted leisure and independence, and is admitted to the circles of wealth and fashion, he turns inevitably at last to those still higher but yet inaccessible circles of intellect and genius, and is sensible only of the imperfection of his culture and the vanity and insufficiency of all his riches, and further proves his good sense by the pains which be takes to secure for his children that intellectual culture whose want he so keenly feels; and thus it is that he becomes the founder of a family.
To fill up a work with these scraps may, indeed, be considered as a downright cheat on the learned world, who are by such means imposed upon to buy a second time, in fragments and by retail, what they have already in gross, if not in their memories, upon their shelves; and it is still more cruel upon the illiterate, who are drawn in to pay for what is of no manner of use to them.
Here, I opened your letter too," said Kitty, handing him an illiterate letter.
Now I am twenty-eight and am in reality more illiterate than many schoolboys of fifteen.
Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but littleassisted by education or society; the greatest part of his life having been spent under the guidance of an illiterate and miserly father; and though he belonged to one of the universities, he had merely kept the necessary terms, without forming at it any useful acquaintance.
So they did now; but, unfortunately, the ministers and wise men were more deluded than the illiterate people.
There was a regular supply of inexpensive fiction written to order by poor hacks for the consumption of the illiterate.
And this invention would certainly have taken place, to the great ease as well as health of the subject, if the women, in conjunction with the vulgar and illiterate, had not threatened to raise a rebellion unless they might be allowed the liberty to speak with their tongues, after the manner of their forefathers; such constant irreconcilable enemies to science are the common people.
No, you can't understand what I learned from that illiterate man- that simple fellow.
It was a hotchpotch of illiterate abuse of Martin, and of assertion that the "so-called Martin Eden" who was selling stories to magazines was no writer at all, and that in reality he was stealing stories from old magazines, typing them, and sending them out as his own.
To a girl possessing a high opinion of her own importance it was not very agreeable to feel herself excluded, as an illiterate stranger, from the one absorbing interest of her schoolfellows.