noun, plural il·lit·er·a·cies for 3.
Related formssem·i-il·lit·er·a·cy, noun
Examples from the Web for illiteracy
They suffer sky-high maternal mortality rates, illiteracy, and a daily struggle against violence and poverty.
It is all a result of segregated communities where illiteracy is rife and the men think they can get away with anything.
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|Vivian Salama|December 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why, for example, are poverty and corruption, poor health and illiteracy, so stubbornly endemic?
It is not poverty, illiteracy, or the lack of democratic institutions.
Is illiteracy so much more dangerous to society than destitution?Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn
Illiteracy was common enough and might be overlooked, but a mixed marriage was unthinkable.My Lady of the Chimney Corner|Alexander Irvine
Illiteracy and slow mentality lower the general level of intelligence.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
This civilization of illiteracy is one of many literacies, each with its own characteristics and rules of functioning.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Put down in each State the illiteracy, and make the comparison.