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synonyms for illiteracy

  • blindness
  • bewilderment
  • callowness
  • crudeness
  • darkness
  • denseness
  • disregard
  • dumbness
  • fog
  • incapacity
  • incomprehension
  • innocence
  • insensitivity
  • nescience
  • oblivion
  • obtuseness
  • philistinism
  • rawness
  • sciolism
  • shallowness
  • simplicity
  • unawareness
  • unconsciousness
  • uncouthness
  • unenlightenment
  • unfamiliarity
  • vagueness
  • benightedness
  • empty-headedness
  • half-knowledge
  • illiterateness
  • inscience
  • lack of education
  • mental incapacity
  • naïveté
  • unscholarliness

antonyms for illiteracy

MOST RELEVANT
  • cognizance
  • understanding
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How to use illiteracy in a sentence

Hacks and ransomware attacks depend in part on data illiteracy.
DATA DRIVES THE WORLD. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND ITRICHARD STENGELOCTOBER 20, 2021TIME
It’s a cynical effort to weaponize the illiteracy and the lack of knowledge in this country generally about race, racism and the law.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY WAS THE HOT TOPIC ON FOX NEWS THIS SUMMER. NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE.JEREMY BARROCTOBER 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Through the game, players learn how media illiteracy can make all of us unwitting accomplices in spreading fake news.
THE LATEST WEAPON AGAINST FAKE NEWS? VIDEO GAMESCHARU KASTURIJANUARY 27, 2021OZY
She made up the envelope to match and addressed it, with consistent illiteracy, to the head of the mission.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
There is no ground for an explanation of such errors 207 as these except laziness and grossest illiteracy.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Other branches of the family bearing the surname had gone to seed and lapsed into illiteracy.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
The illiteracy for all Negro children was 25 per cent, whereas the illiteracy for all white children was only 10.5 per cent.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
Illiteracy which in 1863 equaled about 95 per cent of the Negro population has been decreasing rapidly since the Civil War.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
The percentage of Negro illiteracy in America is less than any one of these foreign races.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
As the result of this good school system, Missouri stood last among the sixteen ex-slave States in illiteracy in 1890.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLITERACY

  • backwardness
  • illiteracy
  • illiterateness
  • lack of education
  • lack of knowledge
  • nescience
  • unenlightenment
  • unknowing
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