Definition of illiterate:
unwitting, unschooled, nonreader, functionally illiterate, uneducated, unknowledgeable, ill-informed, ignorant, unskilled, nescient, illiterate person, uninstructed, untaught, unenlightened, semiliterate, unlettered, knowledge, unknowing, preliterate, analphabetic, untutored.
- "Oxford", Lang, Andrew.
- "Anything You Can Do", Gordon Randall Garrett.
This was a great disappointment to the dominating element in the Democratic party, who had hoped and expected, through their policy of " Masterly Inactivity" and intimidation of white men, that the convention would be composed almost exclusively of illiterate and inexperienced colored men.- "The Facts of Reconstruction", John R. Lynch.