functional illiterate

functional illiterate

noun
a person with some basic education who still falls short of a minimum standard of literacy or whose reading and writing skills are inadequate to everyday needs.

Origin:
1945–50

functional illiteracy, noun
functionally illiterate, adjective
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functional illiterate
 
n
a person whose literacy is insufficient for most work and normal daily situations
 
functional illiteracy
 
n

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