aliterate

[ey-lit-er-it]

noun

a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so: Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of aliterates.

Origin of aliterate

see origin at a-6, literate
Related formsa·lit·er·a·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aliterate

aliterate

noun

a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so

adjective

of or relating to aliterates
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