aliterate person

noun
a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
Syn: ↑aliterate
Hypernyms: ↑ignoramus, ↑know nothing, ↑uneducated person

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • aliterate — noun a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources • Syn: ↑aliterate person • Hypernyms: ↑ignoramus, ↑know nothing, ↑uneducated person …   Useful english dictionary

  • aliterate — [eɪ lɪt(ə)rət] adjective unwilling to read, although able to do so. noun an aliterate person. Derivatives aliteracy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • aliterate — a•lit•er•ate [[t]eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt[/t]] n. 1) cvb a person who is able to read but rarely does 2) cvb of, being, or characteristic of an aliterate • Etymology: 1975–80 a•lit′er•a•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • aliterate — aliteracy, n. /ay lit euhr it/, n. 1. a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so: Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of aliterates. [see A 6,… …   Universalium

  • uneducated person — noun an ignorant person • Syn: ↑ignoramus, ↑know nothing • Hypernyms: ↑unskilled person • Hyponyms: ↑aliterate, ↑aliterate person, ↑illiterate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • know nothing — noun an ignorant person • Syn: ↑ignoramus, ↑uneducated person • Hypernyms: ↑unskilled person • Hyponyms: ↑aliterate, ↑aliterate person, ↑illiterate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|lit|er|ate — «ay LIHT uhr iht», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a person who shows no interest in reading or literature: »These are the “aliterates,” people who know how to read but just don t bother (Newsday). –adj. 1. showing no interest in reading or literature:… …   Useful english dictionary

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