An example of illiterate is a person who doesn't know how to read.
An example of illiterate is a description for a person who has never learned to read.
An illiterate magazine.
A paragraph with several illiterate expressions.
An illiterate sentence.
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Origin of illiterate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded in English since 1556, from Latin illitteratus (“unlearned, ignorant”), itself from in- (“un-”) + litteratus (“furnished with letters”) (from littera (“letter, character”)).