Part of speech: adjective

Uneducated; uncultured.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "illiterate":

  1. For I am told that many of these French people are devilish illiterate, and I am sure they are devilish cunning. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. Music, no less than every other expression of thought, has no use for the illiterate. - "Musicians of To-Day", Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi.
  3. It was an illiterate peasant girl who fooled you, and you believed it all. - "Fruits of Culture", Leo Tolstoy.