semiliterate

[sem-ee-lit-er-it, sem-ahy-]
adjective
1.
barely able to read and write.
2.
capable of reading but not writing.
3.
literate but poorly skilled or informed; lacking the proficiency of a literate person.
noun
4.
a person who is semiliterate.

Origin:
1925–30; semi- + literate

semiliteracy [sem-ee-lit-er-uh-see, sem-ahy-] , noun
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semiliterate (ˌsɛmɪˈlɪtərɪt)
 
adj
1.  hardly able to read or write
2.  able to read but not to write

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Example sentences
Eventually he led me to a semiliterate jewelry salesman with wide-set eyes and
  a penchant for gold chains.
The corruptions of weakened democracies gave absolute power to semiliterate
  thugs.
One of the funniest scenes involves his semiliterate star and a fabricated
  interview.
Although his father is only semiliterate, he was a perfectionist in other
  respects and extremely expansive.
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