semiliterate

adjective
semi·​lit·​er·​ate | \ ˌse-mē-ˈli-tə-rət How to pronounce semiliterate (audio) also -ˈli-trət, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semiliterate

1a : able to read and write on an elementary level
b : able to read but unable to write
2 : having limited knowledge or understanding

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semiliterate noun

First Known Use of semiliterate

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Semiliterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiliterate. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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