The definition of illiterate is someone who is unable to read or write, or who is ignorant about a certain subject.(adjective)
An example of illiterate is a description for a person who has never learned to read.
Illiterate is defined as a person who never learned how to read.(noun)
An example of illiterate is a person who doesn't know how to read.
See illiterate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L illiteratus, unlettered: see in- & literate
See illiterate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin illīterātus
Origin: : in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + līterātus, literate; see literate.
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