[ sem-ee-lit-er-it, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈlɪt ər ɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
a person who is semiliterate.
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OTHER WORDS FROM semiliteratesem·i·lit·er·a·cy [sem-ee-lit-er-uh-see, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈlɪt ər ə si, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun
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Erik Rush, a semiliterate “pundit” of no repute, tweeted that Saudis should be aggressively profiled at American airports.Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage|Michael Moynihan|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for semiliterate
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈlɪtərɪt) /
hardly able to read or write
able to read but not to write
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