1. (not comparable) (of symbols) Not alphabetic.
  2. (comparable) (of a person) Illiterate, unable to read or write.

analphabetic (plural analphabetics)

  1. An illiterate person.
    • 1979, Nadine Gordimer, Burger's Daughter, Penguin, 1980, p. 267,
      At press conferences you hear a visiting statesman so eloquent in his own language—and then suddenly he tries a few words in idiot speaking, an analphabetic from some wretched forgotten hamlet learning to read at the age of seventy.—

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