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1. illiteracy

noun. ['ˌɪˈlɪtɝəsi'] an inability to read.

Synonyms

  • inability

Antonyms

  • ability
  • intelligence

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • literacy (English)

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Rhymes with Illiteracy

  • accuracy
  • adequacy
  • advocacy
  • agassi
  • almasy
  • argosy
  • aristocracy
  • autocracy
  • barkocy
  • biopharmacy
  • bluesy
  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
  • confederacy
  • confederacy
  • conspiracy
  • courtesy
  • degeneracy
  • delicacy

Sentences with illiteracy


1. Noun, singular or mass
The goal is to eliminate illiteracy among students across the country.

Quotes about illiteracy


1. To those who care about punctuation, a sentence such as "Thank God its Friday"(without the apostrophe) rouses feelings not only of despair but of violence. The confusion of the possessive "its"(no apostrophe) with the contractive "it's"(with apostrophe) is an unequivocal signal of illiteracy and sets off a Pavlovian "kill"response in the average stickler.
- Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

2. Ignorance is a knowledge illiteracy.
- Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

2. illiteracy

noun. ['ˌɪˈlɪtɝəsi'] ignorance resulting from not reading.

Antonyms

  • creativeness

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • literacy (English)
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