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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- Many of these potential and actual readers were computer illiterati buying their first machine, and needed intelligible guidance.
- For the economic illiterati, the solution is simple.
- Abolishing the Arts Council might put enough money back into our pockets to enable us to patronise opera or whatever art form we prefer - by our own choice, not the imposed will of the illiterati.
Late 18th century: from Latin illitterati, plural of illiteratus.
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