Illiteracy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlɪtərəsi|  American pronunciation of the word illiteracy
Brit.  |ɪˈlɪt(ə)rəsi|  British pronunciation of the word illiteracy

noun

- ignorance resulting from not reading
- an inability to read (syn: analphabetism)

Examples

the government's efforts to reduce illiteracy

His letters contain many misspellings and illiteracies.

She aided the government in the attempt to fight illiteracy.

We can't afford to be complacent about illiteracy.

...the shackles of illiteracy can be just as confining as leg irons...

We had a mandate to eliminate illiteracy.

Illiteracy rates are still thought to stand above 50 percent.

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