uncivilized vs civilized
nonliterate onliterate adj. not using a writing system; -- of societies, cultures, or tribes. [Narrower terms: {uncivilized (vs. civilized)}]

Syn: preliterate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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