aliteracy

noun

alit·​er·​a·​cy ˌā-ˈli-t(ə-)rə-ˌsē How to pronounce aliteracy (audio)
ə-ˈli-
: the quality or state of being able to read but uninterested in doing so
aliterate adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + literacy, after illiteracy

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aliteracy was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Aliteracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliteracy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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