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
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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.
Despite his unlettered status, Joe sees more clearly than anyone else that there are great dangers in Pip taking money from a mysterious benefactor and going off to the city.
What distinguished this case from most others was what happened in the aftermath: Almost every single one of Forsyth’s 1,098 African-Americans — prosperous and poor, literate and unlettered — was driven out of the county.
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Definition of unlettered for English Language Learners
: unable to read or write
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