Boxing is a blood sport that draws a varied mix of society, from profound writers and readers to the ignorant and the illiterate.
In 2002, an illiterate woman named Mukhtaran Mai was punished for something her brother did.
A novelist, she has something Diallo, the illiterate Guinean chambermaid, does not: a sharp pen.
This is why he chose the vehicle of an illiterate woman—Hanna Schmitz, played in the movie by Kate Winslet.
My mother, an illiterate burka-clad village woman, became the heroine of my life.
These illiterate thugs never manufactured that crossbow or firelighter.
It must not be inferred that Mr. Duncan was an illiterate man.
The dispersal of the alphabet over a printed page is not less perplexing to the illiterate.
Many of the frontier class are illiterate, but they are by no means ignorant.
She was a raw recruit from Nature, unsophisticated, illiterate.
early 15c., "uneducated, unable to read (originally of Latin)," from Latin illiteratus "unlearned, unlettered, ignorant; without culture, inelegant," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + literatus, literally "furnished with letters" (see literate). As a noun meaning "illiterate person" from 1620s. Hence, illiterati (1788).