See also: alliterate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ literate

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aliterate (comparative more aliterate, superlative most aliterate)

  1. Disinclined to read though not illiterate; able to read but reluctant or unlikely to do so.

NounEdit

aliterate (plural aliterates)

  1. Someone who is able to read but disinclined to do so.
    Mark Twain famously said "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who can't read" or more succinctly: the aliterate has little advantage over the illiterate.

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