Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of functional illiterate in English:
A person whose level of ability to read and write is below that needed to do the ordinary tasks required to function normally in society.
- Are you proud that 40 million adult Americans are functional illiterates?
- It is a national scandal that so many students in urban public schools are functional illiterates.
- There are billions of full illiterates or functional illiterates on the planet.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.