unlettered


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un·let·tered

 (ŭn-lĕt′ərd)
adj.
1.
a. Not adept at reading and writing; deficient in the knowledge that can be acquired from books.
b. Illiterate.
2. Having no lettering: a plain, unlettered T-shirt.

unlettered

(ʌnˈlɛtəd)
adj
1. (Education) uneducated; illiterate
2. not marked with letters: an unlettered tombstone.

un•let•tered

(ʌnˈlɛt ərd)

adj.
1. uneducated; untutored; ignorant.
2. illiterate.
3. not marked with letters, as a tombstone.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unlettered - having little acquaintance with writingunlettered - having little acquaintance with writing; "special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society"
illiterate - not able to read or write
2.unlettered - uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"
uneducated - not having a good education

unlettered

adjective uneducated, ignorant, illiterate, unlearned, untutored, unschooled, untaught Such misconceptions have not been confined to the unlettered masses.
educated, literate, learned, schooled, taught, tutored
Translations

unlettered

[ˈʌnˈletəd] ADJindocto

unlettered

adjungebildet; (= illiterate)analphabetisch attr
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If then, Sir William Jones, who read in thirty languages, could not read the simplest peasant's face, in its profounder and more subtle meanings, how may unlettered Ishmael hope to read the awful Chaldee of the Sperm Whale's brow?
They were short days, for into them were crowded many hours of insidious instruction of the unlettered child by the lonely woman.
On points where the learned have, in purity of heart, been compelled to differ, the unlettered will necessarily be at variance.
This public exhibition of the tulip was an act of adoration rendered by an entire nation, unlettered and unrefined, to the refinement and culture of its illustrious and devout leaders, whose blood had stained the foul pavement of the Buytenhof, reserving the right at a future day to inscribe the names of its victims upon the highest stone of the Dutch Pantheon.
Yet, thanks to our good chancellor, I am not wholly unlettered.
And yet I found Colonel Ingram situated the same as the unlettered mechanics.
Oh, well-a-day and lack-a-day, the whirligig of time and fortune, the topsyturviness of luck, the wooden shoe going up and the polished heel descending a French gunboat, a conquered island kingdom of Oceania, to-day ruled over by a peasant-born, unlettered, colonial gendarme, and .
They came of generations of poor unlettered people--peasants of the sea who sowed their sons on the waves as has been their custom since time began.
The latter more than once received from his lips curses as sententious and as complicated as that celebrated anathema of the church, for a knowledge of which most unlettered Protestants are indebted to the pious researches of the worthy Tristram Shandy.
It is commonly used by individuals who prefer to listen to stories at their leisure and is most helpful for the blind and unlettered.
In other words, Twain's delivery, like the "Finnish peasant," embodied the romantic ideal of unlettered primitive eloquence.
In chapter (4:64) it says, " We sent not a messenger, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah" and, again, in chapter (62:2), "He it is who has sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own, to recite to them His revelations and to make them grow and to teach them the Book and Wisdom.