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"reluctant reader"


Thank you.

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I haven't hear this expression.

It sounds like a piece of jargon that a teacher of small children would say.

I can't imagine other people saying it.

Clive

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anonymous Is the following expression used only for kids?
"reluctant reader"

No. Many adults are reluctant readers.

CJ

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Many adults are reluctant readers.

Yes, but I can't imagine other people saying it to them. I think a lot of them would take offence..

Clive

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I take the OP's "used only for kids" to mean "used to describe only kids", not "said only to kids".

CJ

Thank you for your replies. I asked whether it was used only to describe children because according to Google results, it is used primarily in how-to-get-your-kid-to-read kind of articles. I had to draw up a report about reading figures in my country, and I couldn't think of another word to describe people who don't read much (youngsters & adults included).

anonymousdescribe people who don't read much

If it is a lack of ability rather than interest, it is called "functional illiteracy."

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