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illiterate

adjective     /ɪˈlɪt.ər.ət/ US  /-ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/
C2 unable to read and write: A surprising percentage of the population are illiterate. → Compare innumerateUnaware knowing little or nothing about a particular subject: computer illiterate financially/technologically illiterateUnaware illiteracy     /-ə.si/ noun [U] In the rural areas, illiteracy is widespread.Unaware
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