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functional illiterate

noun
1.
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
1945-1950
1945-50
Related forms
functional illiteracy, noun
functionally illiterate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for functional ill-iterate

functional illiterate

noun
1.
a person whose literacy is insufficient for most work and normal daily situations
Derived Forms
functional illiteracy, noun
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