Definition of Subliterate

1. Adjective. Having inferior literacy skills. ¹



2. Noun. A subliterate person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subliterate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subliterate

sublinearly
sublineation
sublineations
sublines
subling
sublingual
sublingual gland
sublingual salivary gland
sublingual vein
sublingually
sublist
sublists
subliteracies
subliteracy
subliterary
subliterate (current term)
subliterately
subliterates
subliterature
subliteratures
sublittoral
sublittorals
sublobular
sublogarithmic
sublogic
sublogics
sublot
sublots
sublumbar
sublumic

Literary usage of Subliterate

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1. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"INTRODUCTION I. The pieces in the following collection depend for their vitality upon oral, not upon written, transmission. They have a subliterate ..."

2. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"The reasons why include the fact that incremental changes in phonics over many centuries add up to significant change. Also, the masses were subliterate and ..."

3. Nontraditional Organized Crime: Law Enforcement Officials Perspectives of (1992)
"... presents significant barriers, as does the language often spoken by Jamaican posse members known as "patois," a subliterate French language. ..."

4. Global Environmental Risk by Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson (2001)
"As a result, in such cases the people with local knowledge, even though sometimes subliterate, came to be treated as legitimate participants in the decision ..."

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