What does illiterate mean?

Definitions for illiterate
ɪˈlɪt ər ɪtil·lit·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. illiterate(Noun)

    an illiterate person, one not able to read.

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

  2. illiterate(Adjective)

    Unable to read and write.

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

  3. illiterate(Adjective)

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

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

  4. illiterate(Adjective)

    Not conforming to prescribed standards of speech or writing.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illiterate(adj)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illiterate

    il-lit′ėr-āt, adj. not learned: uninstructed: ignorant.—n.pl. a term used to designate those persons who are unable to read or write or both.—adv. Illit′erately.—ns. Illit′erateness, Illit′eracy, state of being illiterate: want of learning.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiterate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiterate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of illiterate in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A good book for an illiterate is a golden ring for a fingerless hand!

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The remuneration itself is an indication as how much the population value the academic qualification because an illiterate or matriculate worker with 10 months of experience can easily earn Rs.10K per month whereas a post graduate teacher with 10 years of experience is often given Rs.10K per month and under such situation, the top authority wants to build the future of the nation through children.

  3. Mokhtar Awad:

    This is a security regime that can be easily penetrated by ISIS-trained operatives, most of the security personnel staffing posts are largely untrained, uneducated, even illiterate conscripts.

  4. Mary McCarthy:

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.

  5. Nosher Ali:

    Such illiterate imams of mosques should not be allowed to deliver speeches. His arrest is under the National Action Plan that hate speeches inciting violence are no longer allowed in this country.

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