Illiterate Il*lit"er*ate, a. [L. illiteratus: pref. il- not + literatus learned. See {In-} not, and {Literal}.] Unable to read or write; ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.

Syn: Ignorant; untaught; unlearned; unlettered; unscholary. See {Ignorant}. -- {Il*lit"er*ate*ly}, adv. -- {Il*lit"er*ate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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