Definition of aliterate in English:

aliterate

Line breaks: alit|er¦ate
Pronunciation: /eɪˈlɪt(ə)rət
 
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adjective

  • Unwilling to read, although able to do so: this generation is not illiterate but aliterate
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    • That's a problem because the point of McGruder's style of pop-cultural subversion is to get the revolutionary message into the minds of the unthinking, aliterate media consumer.
    • But, from whichever direction it is approached, the same gulf lies between literate and aliterate minds.
    • Aliterate children can read, but they tend to avoid the activity.

noun

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  • An aliterate person.
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    • Lots of aliterates, according to Trelease, say they just don't have time to read anymore.
    • Our literacy rate falls year by year, and even many who can read do not read, the so-called aliterates.
    • Through a national program called The Big Read, the NEA is committing resources to motivate aliterates to read again.

Derivatives

aliteracy

noun
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  • At a time when the nation is plagued more by aliteracy than literacy - that is, an apathy to reading rather than the inability - we continue to advocate for reading as both an essential part of our culture, and an endangered one.
  • Analyze current literacy and aliteracy culture trends affecting all readers in K - 12 content classrooms.
  • It provides a reference for educators to determine causes of aliteracy and gives guidelines to reach students.

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