un|let|tered [ʌnˈletəd US -ərd] adj formal
unable to read, or uneducated

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  • unlettered — index unversed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unlettered — mid 14c., not possessed of book learning, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + lettered (see LETTER (Cf. letter) (n.)). An anglicized form of ILLITERATE (Cf. illiterate). Cf. M.Du. ongelettert …   Etymology dictionary

  • unlettered — illiterate, *ignorant, uneducated, untaught, untutored, unlearned …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unlettered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ poorly educated or illiterate …   English terms dictionary

  • unlettered — [un let′ərd] adj. 1. a) not lettered; ignorant; uneducated b) illiterate 2. not marked with letters SYN. IGNORANT …   English World dictionary

  • unlettered — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. lacking facility in reading and writing and ignorant of the knowledge to be gained from books b. illiterate 2. not marked with letters Synonyms: see ignorant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unlettered — /un let euhrd/, adj. 1. not educated; uneducated; untutored; ignorant. 2. not literate; illiterate. 3. not marked with letters, as a tombstone. [1300 50; ME; see UN 1, LETTERED] Syn. 1. See ignorant. * * * …   Universalium

  • unlettered — adjective a) not instructed in letters; not well educated; unable to read b) not expressed in or marked with letters …   Wiktionary

  • unlettered — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, Philistine, barbarous, benighted, bookless, deceived, empty headed, functionally illiterate, grammarless, heathen, hoodwinked, ill educated, illiterate, led astray, lowbrow, misinformed, misinstructed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unlettered — un|let|tered [ ʌn letərd ] adjective OLD FASHIONED not well educated …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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