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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  
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illiterate

  
  
benighted, ignorant, uncultured, uneducated, unlettered, untaught, untutored  
  
Antonyms     
   cultured, educated, lettered, literate, taught, tutored  

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