nonreader

noun
non·​read·​er | \ ˌnän-ˈrē-dər How to pronounce nonreader (audio) \

Definition of nonreader

1 : one who does not or cannot read
2 : a child who is slow in learning to read

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Other Words from nonreader

nonreading \ ˌnän-​ˈrē-​diŋ How to pronounce nonreader (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nonreader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent research says both readers and nonreaders substantially benefit from their newspaper: cleaner government, better economy, more folks willing to run for office, better environment, lower government debt, less corruption. Thomas Newton And James Ewert, The Mercury News, 3 Sep. 2019 Even to nonreaders, Wolfe, who died Monday at age 88, was instantly recognizable by his white suits. latimes.com, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonreader

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonreader was in 1689

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“Nonreader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonreader. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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