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Definition of Illiterate


  1. Ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.

Illiterate Quotations

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Roger Bacon

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler

If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.
Jimmy Carter

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Walt Whitman

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
Aleister Crowley
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Illiterate Translations

illiterate in Dutch is ongeletterd, analfabetisch
illiterate in French is inculte
illiterate in German is Analphabet {m}
illiterate in Italian is incolto
illiterate in Norwegian is analfabet
illiterate in Spanish is barbaro, analfabeto
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