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Synonyms for aliterate

a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources

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While fewer girls may be categorized as aliterates, aliteracy is more prevalent among boys.
Beers (1996) observed that aliterates far outnumber illiterates and encounter similar problems or difficulties.
The probability of aliterates watching television, DVDs/ CD films, playing computer games and other activities apart from the ones listed here is very high.
Efferent reader vs Aesthetic reader: Researchers refer to active readers as having aesthetic to reading whereas reluctant or aliterate readers have efferent response to reading.
Incorporating more non-fiction books (not textbooks) into the curriculum could encourage more recreational reading for aliterate students.
Aliterate individuals or society surely will suffer regrettable consequences that they may never recover from.
Its market research kept coming upon the infamous aliterate American, twentysomething men and women who could read but didn't.
My explications of the course syllabi, especially in my 100 and 200 level composition classes, often work as negative pep talks, when my use of Greek and Latin metalanguage such as lexicology, aliteracy, and rhetoric frightens the truly hardcore aliterates.
Implicit in universities' promotion of online, digitized curriculum designed for, and increasingly by, aliterates, the demotion of dictionaries and Gutenberg technology proceeds apace.
Thus, to sum up what arcing into the teaching of lexicology and lexicography among the aliterates feels like in the new millennium, I appeal to the words of the great Hoosier philosopher, the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Reflexively most people tend to hear the lexical item illiterate with an [I], rather than aliterate with an [e].
An aliterate person, by contrast, is one who is capable of reading and writing but who has little interest in doing so, whether out of indifference to learning in general or from a preference for seeking information and entertainment by other means.
And yet, even for some manuscripts that appropriately deal with consumer issues, reviewers' notes to the editor implicitly wonder if the author is aliterate.
Hell's Bibliophiles: The Fifth Way of Looking at an Aliterate.