[ UK /ʌnlˈɛtəd/ ]
  1. having little acquaintance with writing
    special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society
  2. uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    an ignorant man
    an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
    exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions
    nescient of contemporary literature
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How To Use unlettered In A Sentence

  • Indeed, he maintained, ‘an unlettered man with God's grace can do more for the building up of the church than many graduates’.
  • She is enchanting but unlettered, wild and rough.
  • And those faceless multitudes, often unlettered, usually uneducated, have been able to guess it right.
  • He was just as interested in its corrosive effect on those who claimed to bring civilization to the unlettered heathen.
  • special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society
  • You are quite wrong to suggest that only the doltish unlettered can possibly believe in them.
  • I would also have had him tell us the nature of that white belt which crosses the sky, which you call the ovarious belt, "Khatt-i-abyâz", and we the milky-way, and which we consider to be a collection of self-lighted stars, while many orthodox but unlettered Musalmâns think it the marks made in the sky by "Borak", the rough-shod donkey, on which your prophet rode from Jerusalem to heaven. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
  • He will be perhaps a radiating center of altruism, devoted to his friends, a level-headed protector of the working classes, a patron of the arts in his own clearminded, unlettered way. Ridgway of Montana (Story of To-Day, in Which the Hero Is Also the Villain)
  • A red-haired Cuban refugee used to take offense at nearly everything I uttered, finding me unrefined, unlettered, vulgar, and a bore.
  • For this reason, the only ones in the enemy's ranks who awakened his commiseration were the lowly and unlettered dead interred beneath the sod. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.
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