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Synonyms for illiteracy
ɪˈlɪt ər ə siil·lit·er·a·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. illiteracynoun

    Antonyms:
    literacy

  2. illiteracynoun

    Illiteracy is widespread in certain areas of the country.

    Antonyms:
    literacy

  3. illiteracynoun

    Antonyms:
    literacy

  4. illiteracynoun

    Antonyms:
    literacy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illiteracynoun

    ignorance resulting from not reading

    Synonyms:
    analphabetism

    Antonyms:
    literacy

  2. illiteracy, analphabetismnoun

    an inability to read

    Synonyms:
    analphabetism

    Antonyms:
    literacy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illiteracynoun

    Synonyms:
    ignorance, want of learning, want of literary culture

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "illiteracy":

    illiterate, literacy

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  1. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958):

    People are the common denominator of progress. So... no improvement is possible with unimproved people, and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads, railroads, power plants, mills, and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.

  2. John Saul:

    Ideology is a form of illiteracy. Those addicted to it are unable to understand anything other than what fits their pattern.

  3. John Steinbeck:

    Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventually our souls, I know that it was a rare home that baked good bread in the old days. Mother's cooking was with rare exceptions poor, that good unpasteurized milk touched only by flies and bits of manure crawled with bacteria, the healthy old-time life was riddled with aches, sudden death from unknown causes, and that sweet local speech I mourn was the child of illiteracy and ignorance. It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Our problems are still so big in illiteracy that it doesn't matter what your last name is.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

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