functional illiterate

noun

Definition of functional illiterate

: a person who has had some schooling but does not meet a minimum standard of literacy

Other Words from functional illiterate

functional illiteracy noun
functionally illiterate adjective

First Known Use of functional illiterate

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Functional illiterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functional%20illiterate. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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