unilingual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From uni- +‎ lingual.

Adjective[edit]

unilingual (not comparable)

  1. knowing or using a single language
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 46:
      If you're black you've had to improvise communication with unilingual whites, she'd probably easily acquire this ancient one, too.
    Synonym: monolingual
    Antonyms: multilingual, plurilingual

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Noun[edit]

unilingual (plural unilinguals)

  1. a person who understands only one language