Definition of illiterati in English:


Syllabification: il·li·te·ra·ti
Pronunciation: /ilitəˈrätē


  • People who are not well educated or well informed about a particular subject or sphere of activity: a discussion that made few concessions to the scientific illiterati a member of the computer illiterati
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    • If we hear one more member of the economic illiterati call for an "industrial policy," we'll scream.
    • The difference between the twitterati and the internet illiterati comes down to much more than broadband speed.
    • Despite the protestations of the market illiterati of the Left, government rationing of health care services is right around the corner.


late 18th century: from Latin illitterati, plural of illiteratus.

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