English - Vietnamese Dictionary
illiterate /i'litərit/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- dốt nát, mù chữ, thất học
- dốt đặc, không hiểu biết gì (về một lĩnh vực nào đó)
- to be politically illiterate: không hiểu biết gì về chính trị, dốt đặc về chính trị
- danh từ
- người mù chữ, người thất học
- người dốt đặc, người không hiểu biết gì (về một lĩnh vực nào đó)
illiterates'ɪ'lɪtərət /-trətThesaurus Dictionary
+a person unable to read
+not able to read or write
+uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
+lacking culture, especially in language and literature
Advanced English Dictionary
unlettered, analphabetic; unschooled, untaught, uneducated, benighted, ignorant, unenlightened:
She teaches illiterate people to read.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (of a person) not knowing how to read or write: A large percentage of the rural population was illiterate.
2 (of a document or letter) badly written, as if by sb without much education
3 (usually after a noun or adverb) not knowing very much about a particular subject area: computer illiterate + musically illiterate
illiteracy noun [U]: The illiteracy rate on the island is still unacceptably high.
a person who is illiterate
completely, totally | almost, largely, virtually | functionally
People judged to be functionally illiterate lack the basic reading and writing skills required in everyday life.
| economically, politically
Is it surprising that young people who are politically illiterate do not bother to vote?
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