aliterate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ literate

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aliterate (comparative more aliterate, superlative most aliterate)

  1. Disinclined to read though not illiterate; able to read but reluctant or unlikely to do so.

Noun[edit]

aliterate (plural aliterates)

  1. Someone who is able to read but disinclined to do so.
    Mark Twain famously said "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who can't read" or more succinctly: the aliterate has little advantage over the illiterate.

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