illiterate ( illiterates plural )
1 adj Someone who is illiterate does not know how to read or write.
A large percentage of the population is illiterate.
An illiterate is someone who is illiterate., n-count
...an educational centre for illiterates.
2 adj If you describe someone as musically, technologically, or economically illiterate, you mean that they do not know much about music, technology, or economics.
usu adv ADJ
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
benighted, ignorant, uncultured, uneducated, unlettered, untaught, untutored
cultured, educated, lettered, literate, taught, tutored
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