unlettered

[uhn-let-erd]
adjective
1.
not educated; uneducated; untutored; ignorant.
2.
not literate; illiterate.
3.
not marked with letters, as a tombstone.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see un-1, lettered


1. See ignorant.
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unlettered (ʌnˈlɛtəd)
 
adj
1.  uneducated; illiterate
2.  not marked with letters: an unlettered tombstone

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unlettered
mid-14c., "not possessed of book-learning," from un- (1) "not" + lettered (see letter (n.)). An Anglicized form of illiterate. Cf. M.Du. ongelettert.
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As an unlettered layman, much of my personal research is a struggle.
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