subliterate

adjective
sub·​lit·​er·​ate | \ ˌsəb-ˈli-tə-rət also -ˈli-trət How to pronounce subliterate (audio) \

Definition of subliterate

: less than fully literate : able to read or write only at a low level help for subliterate students

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subliterate noun, plural subliterates
Here, on the other hand, we have a tale about a subhuman apparently intended for subliterates. People Weekly

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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