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unlettered

[uhn-let-erd] /ʌnˈlɛt ərd/
adjective
1.
not educated; uneducated; untutored; ignorant.
2.
not literate; illiterate.
3.
not marked with letters, as a tombstone.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see un-1, lettered
Synonyms
1. See ignorant.
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British Dictionary definitions for un lettered

unlettered

/ʌnˈlɛtəd/
adjective
1.
uneducated; illiterate
2.
not marked with letters: an unlettered tombstone
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Word Origin and History for un lettered

unlettered

adj.

mid-14c., "not possessed of book-learning," from un- (1) "not" + lettered (see letter (n.)). An anglicized form of illiterate. Cf. Middle Dutch ongelettert.

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