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illiterate

il·lit·er·ate

illiterate

pronunciation:
ih lI t riht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unable to read or write.
antonyms:
literate
similar words:
ignorant
definition 2: showing substandard learning; poorly educated; ignorant.
antonyms:
literate
similar words:
ignorant
definition 3: lacking familiarity with elements of culture such as literature and art.
antonyms:
erudite, literate
definition 4: ignorant of a particular branch of knowledge.
illiterate with regard to science
antonyms:
literate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one that is illiterate.
antonyms:
literate
derivations: illiterately (adv.), illiterateness (n.)
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The word illiterate contains the following parts:
il-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix il-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with "l," such as "leg." See in-2
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of