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English[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ɪˈlɪtəɹət/
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Etymology[]

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

Adjective[]

Illiterate (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Illiterate

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  1. Unable to read and write.
  2. Having less than an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature, or having little formal education.
  3. Not conforming to prescribed standards of speech or writing.

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Noun[]

Singular
Illiterate

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Illiterate ({{{1}}})

  1. an illiterate person, one not able to read.

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