from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not knowing the alphabet; illiterate.
  • noun One who does not know the alphabet; one who cannot read.

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  • noun An illiterate person who does not know the letters of the alphabet

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  • noun an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet


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  • On my frequent travels to Cuba, I have never met an analphabet.

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  • Some issues seem ridicuolous to me, I do not know if they can realise that in many cases they write much to explain nothing, or that they use uncertain data given as pure truth, and that they seem to consider any skeptical just a child and a scientifical analphabet.

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  • As a complete dendro analphabet – I made a bit of search about dendrology done in my country and a dendrologist and a climatologist Rudolf Brazdil commented in one of his Czech papers:

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  • He called her again “Condolencia” [Condolences] and suggested that he would send the alphabetization method “Yo si Puedo” [yes, I can] to her since “she is showing to be a complete analphabet”.

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  • And of the Mohammedan population nearly all the women are analphabet.

    India, Its Life and Thought 1881

  • My two best friends:one is racist and analphabet,the other said the world will end because there is too much faggots and bitches.

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  • This word reminds me of analrapist--someone who combines the professions of analyst and therapist, according to Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development.

    April 16, 2010