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Definition of Illiteracy

Illiteracy

  1. The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.
  2. An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.

Illiteracy Quotations

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Maya Angelou

Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
Maya Angelou

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
Ezra Pound

I want to wage war against illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, unfair competition, communitarianism, delinquency.
Nicolas Sarkozy

My father was a civil servant in northern India where I was born. As a boy I saw the dire effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially on women and children. It often seemed that the only thing separating me from them was luck.
Naveen Jain
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Illiteracy Translations

illiteracy in German is Analphabetentum {n}
illiteracy in Norwegian is analfabetisme
illiteracy in Spanish is analfabetismo
illiteracy in Swedish is obildning

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