illiterateness

[ ih-lit-er-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF illiterateness
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It was addressed to her son, and was a curious specimen of illiterateness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "uneducated, unable to read (originally of Latin)," from Latin illiteratus "unlearned, unlettered, ignorant; without culture, inelegant," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + literatus, literally "furnished with letters" (see literate). As a noun meaning "illiterate person" from 1620s. Hence, illiterati (1788).

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