Able to read but not interested in reading. See Usage Note at literate.
(comparative more aliterate, superlative most aliterate)
- Someone who is able to read but disinclined to do so.
- Mark Twain famously said "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who can't read" or more succinctly: the aliterate has little advantage over the illiterate.
a- + literate