Origin of illiterate
Examples from the Web for illiterate
Her mother was illiterate, but she secured a tutor for both her sons and her daughters, and Juana could read by the age of 3.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An ICRW survey in Afghanistan in 2010 found that 71 percent of parents who married off their daughters were illiterate.
Keep in mind that in Nigeria, 51 percent of the 170 million people are illiterate.
The Nightman Cometh An illiterate janitor writes a musical to woo a woman who has a restraining order against him.Why ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Is Funny: An Examination of Scenes, Stripped of Context|Caitlin Dickson|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
See what Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and company think about being unattractive, unathletic, illiterate voyeurs.Naked Subway Man, Chris Christie, ‘Get Lucky’ & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their homeless and illiterate condition rendered them comparatively helpless and dependent.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
In many States, assistance is rendered to the illiterate or the blind.Elements of Civil Government|Alexander L. Peterman
Of course these illiterate foreign laborers are, from a eugenic point of view, not wholly bad.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Beg pardon, Madam, I am unfortunate in my subjects—had no idea you were specially interested in illiterate peasants.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
"That makes me think of the illiterate preacher I heard of, who lived in the northern part of the State," said Larkin.The Kentucky Ranger|Edward T. Curnick
British Dictionary definitions for illiterate
Word Origin and History for 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).