Synonyms of illiterate


1. illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader, ignoramus, know nothing, uneducated person

usage: a person unable to read


1. illiterate (vs. literate), analphabetic, unlettered, functionally illiterate, preliterate, semiliterate, semiliterate, uneducated

usage: not able to read or write

2. ignorant, illiterate, uneducated (vs. educated)

usage: uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field; "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate"

3. illiterate (vs. literate)

usage: lacking culture, especially in language and literature

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