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Able to read but not interested in reading. See Usage Note at literate.

a·lit′er·a·cy n.
a·lit′er·ate n.


a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so
of or relating to aliterates


(eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt)

1. a person who is able to read but rarely does.
2. of, being, or characteristic of an aliterate.
a•lit′er•a•cy, n.
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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


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