Unable to read and write.
The state of having the ability to read, but lacking interest in doing so.
Having less than an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature, or having little formal education.
Aliteracy (sometimes spelled alliteracy) is the state of being able to read but being uninterested in doing so. This phenomenon has been reported on as a problem occurring separately from illiteracy, which is more common in the developing world, while aliteracy is primarily a problem in the developed world.
Not conforming to prescribed standards of speech or writing.
an illiterate person, one not able to read and write.
Unable to read or write; ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.
a person unable to read
not able to read or write
ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge;
‘ignorant of quantum mechanics’; ‘musically illiterate’;