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See definition of illiterates on Dictionary.com
  • as inmooncalf
  • as inninny
  • as inschmo
  • as inschmuck
  • as insofthead
  • as intomfool
  • as inturkey
  • as infool

synonyms for illiterates

  • ass
  • birdbrain
  • blockhead
  • bonehead
  • boob
  • buffoon
  • clod
  • clown
  • cretin
  • dimwit
  • dolt
  • dope
  • dunce
  • dunderhead
  • fathead
  • goose
  • idiot
  • ignoramus
  • imbecile
  • innocent
  • jackass
  • jerk
  • lightweight
  • loon
  • moron
  • nerd
  • nincompoop
  • nitwit
  • numskull
  • oaf
  • sap
  • schlemiel
  • simpleton
  • stooge
  • sucker
  • tomfool
  • turkey
  • twerp
  • twit
  • victim
  • clodpoll
  • dumb ox
  • halfwit
  • lamebrain
  • mooncalf
  • softhead
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How to use illiterates in a sentence

He wished, I imagine, to give some idea to the young illiterates of the simple laws of motion and force.
PRINCE ZALESKIM.P. SHIEL
Our illiterates are largely foreigners who have not been in our country long enough to become educated.
PAUL AND THE PRINTING PRESSSARA WARE BASSETT
Certainly to supply only about one-half as many illiterates per hundred as the Germans is a notable record.
BOHEMIA UNDER HAPSBURG MISRULEVARIOUS
In 1900 the percentage of illiterates among the Bohemians entering the United States was 3.
BOHEMIA UNDER HAPSBURG MISRULEVARIOUS
But as construed and enforced it is not confined to illiterates but to persons of intelligence as well.
THE FACTS OF RECONSTRUCTIONJOHN R. LYNCH
The Filipinos have no larger percentage of illiterates than Spain of those who can not read and write.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, AUGUST 1899VARIOUS
The illiterates are withdrawn at this point to be given examinations for manual skill.
OUR SCHOOLS IN WAR TIME—AND AFTERARTHUR DAVIS DEAN
Their strength in Ireland is almost entirely among the illiterates, who in the polling booths are coerced by their priests.
IRELAND AS IT ISROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)
This act, while it served to exclude illiterates, made no drastic cut in the volume of immigration.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESCHARLES A. BEARD AND MARY R. BEARD
There ensued a grave discussion of dream-lore, in which the illiterates of our party declared solemn faith.
OUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDERSHORACE KEPHART
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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