Definition of unlettered
1a : lacking facility in reading and writing and ignorant of the knowledge to be gained from booksb : illiterate
2 : not marked with letters
Examples of unlettered in a Sentence
unlettered moviegoers could scarcely imagine how little resemblance the film bore to the novel on which it was supposedly based
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They've long been dismissed as stupid or unlettered or unsophisticated.
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Definition of unlettered for English Language Learners
: unable to read or write
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