- bad handwriting; poor penmanship.
- incorrect spelling.
Origin of cacography
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Examples from the Web for cacography
A letter more or less in a name was of no account in the cacography of those times.Claverhouse
Most lovely is the youthful hand of his eldest daughter: the cacography of her later years is, alas!Joyce Morrell's Harvest
Emily Sarah Holt
I am willing to lay the blame of these errata on my own cacography, rather than on the printer's back.
He blows off his steam with such an eagerness that he forgets for a time, or nearly forgets, his cacography.Thackeray
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