subliterate

adjective sub·lit·er·ate \ səb-ˈli-tə-rət also -ˈli-trət \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subliterate

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

subliterate

noun, plural subliterates
    • Here, on the other hand, we have a tale about a subhuman apparently intended for subliterates.
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First Known Use of subliterate

1912


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