innumerate

adjective
in·​nu·​mer·​ate | \ i-ˈnüm-rət How to pronounce innumerate (audio) , -ˈnyüm-; -ˈn(y)ü-mə-\

Definition of innumerate

: marked by an ignorance of mathematics and the scientific approach

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Other Words from innumerate

innumeracy \ i-​ˈnüm-​rə-​sē How to pronounce innumeracy (audio) , -​ˈnyüm-​ ; -​ˈn(y)ü-​mə-​ \ noun
innumerate noun

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In those necks of the woods, people are too ignorant to vote in favor of helping their illiterate and innumerate children. James Freeman, WSJ, "Hey, Little Spenders," 9 Oct. 2018 They would be termed innumerate — unskilled at working with numbers. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "Fear of math is harmful to your health. This woman wants to help.," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of innumerate

1959, in the meaning defined above

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innumerate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of innumerate

: unable to understand and do basic mathematics

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