1. literacy

noun. ['ˈlɪtɝəsi'] the ability to read and write.


  • skill
  • acquisition
  • accomplishment
  • attainment
  • acquirement


  • illiteracy
  • educated
  • inability
  • mortal

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Words that Rhyme with Literacy

  • accuracy
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  • advocacy
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  • aristocracy
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  • bluesy
  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
  • confederacy
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Example sentences of the word literacy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Students most prove eligibility in the areas of literacy and income.

Quotes containing the word literacy

1. For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.
- LeVar Burton

2. I’ll bet opening a store called Boobs and Books would increase literacy. I prefer a hands-on approach to learning.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. I would teach how science works as much as I would teach what science knows. I would assert (given that essentially, everyone will learn to read) that science literacy is the most important kind of literacy they can take into the 21st century. I would undervalue grades based on knowing things and find ways to reward curiosity. In the end, it's the people who are curious who change the world.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson