Definition of unlettered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlɛtəd/


(Of a person) poorly educated or illiterate.
Example sentences
  • It seems common to consider the MFDP as a group of uneducated farmers or unlettered peasants, yet it was this party and these people who put their lives on the line in one of the most courageous acts of African political expression.
  • They of course demeaned themselves by demonstrating on the lawn outside the council room like a mob of unlettered students.
  • ‘No ego here and hence no opinion,’ claimed Muthal, the unlettered president.

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