noun, plural il·lit·er·a·cies for 3.
Origin of illiteracy
Related Words for illiteracyblindness, incapacity, darkness, unconsciousness, rawness, fog, unawareness, simplicity, innocence, vagueness, unfamiliarity, bewilderment, nescience, oblivion, dumbness, disregard, philistinism, sciolism, incomprehension, callowness
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Contemporary Examples of illiteracy
They suffer sky-high maternal mortality rates, illiteracy, and a daily struggle against violence and poverty.The Sad Hidden Plight of Child Grooms
September 18, 2014
It is all a result of segregated communities where illiteracy is rife and the men think they can get away with anything.The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings
August 31, 2014
Illiteracy, a problem for Egypt long before the 2011 revolution, is currently estimated at 30 percent nationwide.Egypt’s Schools Deteriorate and Many Seek Education Abroad
December 16, 2012
Why, for example, are poverty and corruption, poor health and illiteracy, so stubbornly endemic?The Absurd Case Against Sonia Gandhi
October 5, 2012
It is not poverty, illiteracy, or the lack of democratic institutions.We Should Have Seen These Protests Coming
Andrew C. McCarthy
September 17, 2012
Historical Examples of illiteracy
And the American drama has to be filtered through that sort of—of illiteracy?Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
Since that time we have reduced the illiteracy of the race at least 45 per cent.
On which part should the stigma of illiteracy set the uglier brand?Irish Books and Irish People
The degree of illiteracy is difficult to quantify, but the result is easy to notice.
The domain of alternatives constitutes the civilization of illiteracy.