Definitions for illiterateɪˈlɪt ər ɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader(adj)

    a person unable to read

  2. illiterate(adj)

    not able to read or write

  3. ignorant, illiterate(adj)

    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"

  4. illiterate(adj)

    lacking culture, especially in language and literature

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  1. illiterate(Noun)

    an illiterate person, one not able to read.

  2. illiterate(Adjective)

    Unable to read and write.

  3. illiterate(Adjective)

    Having less than an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature, or having little formal education.

  4. illiterate(Adjective)

    Not conforming to prescribed standards of speech or writing.

  5. Origin: Recorded in English since 1556, from illitteratus 'unlearned, ignorant', itself from in- 'un-' + litteratus, literally "furnished with letters" (from littera 'letter, character')

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Illiterate(adj)

    ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people

Translations for illiterate

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  • наҙанBashkir
  • analfabet, illetratCatalan, Valencian
  • negramotnýCzech
  • analfabetDanish
  • analphabetisch, Analphabet, ungelehrt, ungebildet, AnalphabetinGerman
  • αναλφάβητος, αγράμματοςGreek
  • analfabeto, iletradoSpanish
  • sivistymätön, lukutaidoton, kouluja käymätönFinnish
  • analphabète, illettré, illettréeFrench
  • műveletlen, analfabéta, írástudatlan, tanulatlanHungarian
  • անգրագետArmenian
  • analfabeta, illetteratoItalian
  • 非識字者, 文盲Japanese
  • 문맹Korean
  • nexwendewar, نه‌خوێنده‌وار, nexwendaKurdish
  • tunaaksaraMalay
  • ongeletterd, analfabeet, ongeletterdeDutch
  • analfabetka, niepiśmienny, analfabetaPolish
  • analfabetoPortuguese
  • analfabet, anaflabetăRomanian
  • неграмотный, невежественный, безграмотныйRussian
  • obildad, analfabetisk, analfabet, illitteratSwedish

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