HyperDic: illiterate

English > 4 senses of the word illiterate:
ADJECTIVEallilliteratenot able to read or write
allilliterate, ignorantuneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning
allilliteratelacking culture, especially in language and literature
NOUNperson illiterate, illiterate person, nonreadera person unable to read
illiterate > pronunciation
Soundsihlih'teraht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > illiterate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot able to read or write.
Attribute ofliteracyThe ability to read and write
Narroweranalphabetic, unletteredHaving little acquaintance with writing
functionally illiterateHaving reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs
preliteratenot yet having acquired the ability to read and write
semiliterateBarely able to read and write
semiliterateable to read but not to write
See alsouneducatednot having a good education
Oppositeliterateable to read and write
Spanishanalfabeto, inculto
Catalananalfabet, illetrat
English > illiterate: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaninguneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field.
Example "he is musically illiterate"
Synonymignorant
Broaderuneducatednot having a good education
Spanishignorante, iletrado, inculto
Catalanignorant, illetrat, inculte
English > illiterate: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLacking culture, especially in language and literature.
OppositeliterateVersed in literature
English > illiterate: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person unable to read.
Synonymsilliterate person, nonreader
Narroweranalphabet, analphabeticAn illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
functional illiterateA person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs
Broaderignoramus, know nothing, uneducated personAn ignorant person
Spanishanalfabeto, inculto
Catalananalfabet, inculte

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