Illiterate vs Illusory - What's the difference?

illiterate | illusory |


As adjectives the difference between illiterate and illusory

is that illiterate is unable to read and write while illusory is resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal.

As a noun illiterate

is an illiterate person, one not able to read.

illiterate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Unable to read and write.
  • Having less than an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature, or having little formal education.
  • Not conforming to prescribed standards of speech or writing.
  • Synonyms

    * ignorant * unlettered

    Antonyms

    * literate

    Derived terms

    * illiteracy * illiterately * illiterateness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • an illiterate person, one not able to read.
  • References

    * (EtymOnLine)

    illusory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal
  • Enron's profits were all illusory .