Illiteracy Definition

ĭ-lĭtər-ə-sē
illiteracies
noun
illiteracies
The state or quality of being illiterate; lack of education or culture; esp., an inability to read or write.
Webster's New World
A mistake (in writing or speaking) suggesting poor or inadequate education.
Webster's New World
An error, as in writing or speech, made by or thought to be characteristic of one who is illiterate.
American Heritage
The condition or quality of being ignorant or unknowledgeable in a particular subject or field.
Cultural illiteracy; scientific illiteracy.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
literacy

Other Word Forms of Illiteracy

Noun

Singular:
illiteracy
Plural:
illiteracies

Origin of Illiteracy

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