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illiterate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of illiterate

  1. 1 violating approved patterns of speaking and writing <most of the messages left on the Web site's bulletin board are illiterate> Synonyms ungrammatical Related Words unidiomatic; nonstandard, substandard Near Antonyms idiomatic Antonyms grammatical

  2. 2 lacking in education or the knowledge gained from books <offered menus with pictures, presumably for the many illiterate people who must eat there> Synonyms analphabetic, benighted, dark, ignorant, nonliterate, rude, simple, uneducated, uninstructed, unlearned, unlettered, unread, unschooled, untaught, untutoredRelated Words functionally illiterate, innumerate, semiliterate, unknowledgeable; artless, lowbrow, philistine, uncultivated, uncultured; callow, green, inexperienced, innocent, naive (or naïve); unsophisticated; raw, unskilled, untrained; brainless, dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, stupid, witless; foolish, senseless, sillyNear Antonyms brilliant, intelligent, smart; experienced, expert, trained; erudite, learned, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic), scholarly; cultivated, cultured, highbrow, intellectual; sophisticated; acquainted, aware, familiarAntonyms educated, knowledgeable, lettered, literate, schooled, well-informed, well-read





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