Meaning of non-reader in English:


Pronunciation /nɒnˈriːdə/


  • A person who cannot or does not read.

    ‘It is the first web site that I am aware of that is truly accessible for non-readers.’
    • ‘That history would then only be relegated to the books, off limits to non-readers.’
    • ‘I often envy non-readers for all the wonderful books out there that they have never read.’
    • ‘We must find ways to invite readers and even non-readers into our decision-making processes.’
    • ‘Even the so-called non-readers can relate to these kinds of activities.’
    • ‘ABE students vary from virtual non-readers to well-educated immigrants who wish to learn English.’
    • ‘He funded books in a nation of illiterates and non-readers.’
    • ‘Younger men are more likely to be non-readers than women.’
    • ‘He can also soothe the crying child with the ‘Mozart effect’, and inspire the non-reader to an awakening.’
    • ‘We need to reach out to non-readers - young people - to ensure we're reaching the broadest possible audience.’
    • ‘Most importantly, when designing your interface, consider that non-readers will not always take the path you intended for them.’
    • ‘‘It casts an enormously long shadow,’ she says of the award that even non-readers recognise.’
    • ‘But Gray's treatment of these memorials is highly ironic, for he lets us see that in them the dead consign their fates in written form to non-readers.’
    • ‘For the non-reader of Hangul, the Hangul script in each stanza represents a phonetic ideal that Romanization can reflect either better or worse but never really attain.’
    • ‘News leaders, therefore, must create a culture in which connections with readers - and non-readers, as well - are valued, sought, created and maintained.’
    • ‘‘The teachers report that a vast number of struggling and non-readers who graduate from primary schools are being promoted to the secondary level without the capability to read efficiently,’ the release stated.’