unlettered


un·let·tered

adjective \ˌən-ˈle-tərd\

: unable to read or write

Full Definition of UNLETTERED

1
a :  lacking facility in reading and writing and ignorant of the knowledge to be gained from books
b :  illiterate
2
:  not marked with letters

Examples of UNLETTERED

  1. <unlettered moviegoers could scarcely imagine how little resemblance the film bore to the novel on which it was supposedly based>

First Known Use of UNLETTERED

14th century

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