In real life--

Able to read and write.

In roleplaying--

A good roleplayer. Specifically, a literate roleplayer does not use chatspeak, spells word correctly, and has proper usage and grammar. Literates are less likely to be desperates or n00bs and generally roleplays well.

If you see a thread with "LITERATE ROLEPLAY/LITERATES ONLY" in the subject line, it means they only accept people who have good grammar.
1. The literacy rate is 97% in America, meaning 97% of Americans can read and write.

2. The difference between a literate roleplayer and an advanced roleplayer is that being advanced specifically states that you are good at writing (i.e. descriptions, characters) but literate just means you have good grammar, although they're often used interchangeably.
by Newbia April 10, 2005
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Exactly. A replacement for the often erroneously used “literally.”
“I literally walked 8 miles to the supermarket,” said Shannyn.
"No, the supermarket is litereally less than a mile from here," replied Gregor.
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1) A person possessing reading and writing skills that remain acceptable by the standards of the English language.
2) A member belonging to the nearly unknown society of persons able to string a sentence together without the addition of such terms including ur, hott, omg, lolz, wft, and so forth...
Literate: Did you see that girl knock out the math teacher?

Non-Literate: omg did u see tha mofo slung that fag in his fuckin ballz??

(Grammar error fixed by CPU Killer)
by CPU Killer January 31, 2005
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Truthfully actual. Not figuratively.

Used when not bullshitting or by fake cats pretending not to.


"I literally sucked on those jugs!"
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a much misused adverb, often for emphasis
"I literally died of embarrassment."

"Really? How was reincarnation, you fucking illiterate dipshit?"
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The quality or condition of being afflicted with a terminal inability to read-between-the-lines and only comprehend concepts and situations in a strict non-figurative sense.
She: “Hey sexy let’s go knock boots.”
He: “What do you mean?”
She: “Why don’tcha marinate the nether rod in the squish mitten…”
He: "You wanna what?"
She: “Wanna ‘Wham’ your ‘Oingo Boingo’ into my ‘Velvet Underground’?”
He: “Huh?”
She: “Come take the love luge on the inbound loin line”
He: “Pardon?”
She: “Tiptoe through my two lips…?”
He: “Ummm…I’m lost”
She: “Your literality drives me nuts...grab some imagination and gimme’ a clunge-plunge already!”
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Able to read and write in one's native language. The opposite of 'literate' is 'illiterate'.
You're not smart. You're not even literate!
by Diggity Monkeez February 13, 2005
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