aliteracy

noun
alit·​er·​a·​cy | \ ˌā-ˈli-t(ə-)rə-ˌsē How to pronounce aliteracy (audio) , ə-ˈli- \

Definition of aliteracy

: the quality or state of being able to read but uninterested in doing so

Other Words from aliteracy

aliterate \ ˌā-​ˈli-​t(ə-​)rət How to pronounce aliterate (audio) , ə-​ˈli-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of aliteracy

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aliteracy

a- entry 2 + literacy, after illiteracy

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“Aliteracy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliteracy. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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